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Demography (2010) 47 (Suppl 1): S87–S109.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Linda Waite; Aniruddha Das Abstract As people age, many aspects of their lives tend to change, including the constellation of people with whom they are connected, their social context, their families, and their health—changes that are often interrelated. Wave I of the National Social Life, Health...
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Demography (2008) 45 (1): 31–53.
Published: 01 February 2008
...: Why Cities Matter to Welfare Reform . Washington, DC : Brookings Institution, Center on Urban and Metropolitan Policy . Allesandri S.M. ( 1992 ). Effects of Maternal Work Status in Single-Parent Families on Children’s Perception of Self and Family and School Achievement . Journal...
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Demography (2006) 43 (3): 421–445.
Published: 01 August 2006
...Molly A. Martin Abstract Using 24 years of data from the March supplements to the Current Population Survey and detailed categories of family structure, including cohabiting unions, I assess the contribution of changes in family structure to the dramatic rise in family income inequality. Between...
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Demography (2001) 38 (2): 283–297.
Published: 01 May 2001
...Andrew S. London; Cheryl Elman Abstract Historical demography documents that mother-only families were more common among African Americans than among Euro-Americans early in the twentieth century. We find direct evidence that African American males in both first and higher-order marriages were more...
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Demography (2003) 40 (1): 151–170.
Published: 01 February 2003
...Inhoe Ku; Robert Plotnick Abstract In this study, we analyzed whether parents’ receipt of welfare affects children’s educational attainment in early adulthood, independent of its effect through changing family income. We used data from the Panel Study of Income Dynamics with information on parents...
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Demography (1995) 32 (1): 97–109.
Published: 01 February 1995
...Larry L. Bumpass; R. Kelly Raley Abstract This paper explores the implications, for the measured prevalence and duration of mother-only families, of marked changes in nonmarital fertility, unmarried cohabitation, and homeleaving and re-entry. Throughout, estimates are compared on the basis...
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Demography (1995) 32 (3): 471–480.
Published: 01 August 1995
...Frances K. Goldscheider Abstract This paper argues that the field of household and family demography serves a critical role in the development of our understanding of the determinants and consequences of population trends. Like the community, families and households are situated between the two...
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Demography (1982) 19 (3): 261–277.
Published: 01 August 1982
... gains in the numbers of small, nontraditional households have occurred since the 1950s, it has not been demonstrated that: (a) these households are more likely to relocate in the city than traditional family households (husband-wife with children under 18); or (b) their cityward relocation patterns...
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Demography (1989) 26 (2): 267–277.
Published: 01 May 1989
...Jeanne E. Moorman; Donald J. Hernandez Abstract National estimates of the numbers of families with step, adopted, and biological children have not previously been developed. In this work, parent types for children in married-couple families were indirectly identified by using marriage and birth...
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Demography (1990) 27 (1): 19–30.
Published: 01 February 1990
...Roger A. Wojtkiewicz; Sara S. McLanahan; Irwin Garfinkel Abstract In recent decades, the number of families headed by women has increased dramatically. In this article, we use U.S. census data from 1950 to 1980 to consider the extent to which population growth, fertility change, decreased marriage...
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Demography (1988) 25 (2): 221–234.
Published: 01 May 1988
...Sheila Fitzgerald Krein; Andrea H. Beller Abstract This article examines the effect of living in a single-parent family on educational attainment by gender and race. According to household production theory, the reduction in parental resources for human capital investment in children living...
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Demography (2005) 42 (3): 469–496.
Published: 01 August 2005
...Gordon F. De Jong; Deborah Roempke Graefe; Tanja St. Pierre Abstract The thesis of this study is that as a result of increased inequalities in welfare rules, the 1996 welfare reform act not only enhanced incentives for poor families to move but also (and perhaps more important) created...
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Demography (2004) 41 (2): 237–261.
Published: 01 May 2004
...Marcia Carlson; Sara McLanahan; Paula England Abstract In this article, we use data from a new longitudinal survey—the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study—to examine union formation among unmarried parents who have just had a child together. We used multinomial logistic regression...
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Demography (2004) 41 (4): 671–696.
Published: 01 November 2004
...Donna K. Ginther; Robert A. Pollak Abstract This article adds to the growing literature describing correlations between children’s educational outcomes and family structure. Popular discussions have focused on the distinction between two-parent families and single-parent families. This article...
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Demography (1964) 1 (1): 242–246.
Published: 01 March 1964
... rapido durante los años cincuenta, sobre todo las que no son blancas en las areas urbanas. La fuerza económicade este grupo de familias en comparación con otras familias, a disminuido mucho desde 1950. Female Head Median Income Normal Family Male Head Cumulative Fertility CHARACTERISTICS...
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Demography (1967) 4 (1): 388–396.
Published: 01 March 1967
...Clyde V. Kiser Summary This is a review focused mainly upon the book Fertility and Family Planning in the United States , by Pascal K. Whelpton, Arthur A. Campbell, and John E. Patterson, published by Princeton University Press in 1966, and representing the results of the second GAF survey (1960...
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Demography (2022) 59 (5): 1821–1842.
Published: 01 October 2022
...Robert F. Schoeni; Vicki A. Freedman; Jennifer C. Cornman; Judith A. Seltzer Abstract We examine older partnered parents' time spent with adult children in biological and step families, treating time together as an indication of relationship strength. Using a unique national sample of U.S. time...
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Demography (2022) 59 (2): 761–786.
Published: 01 April 2022
...Roshan K. Pandian; Keera Allendorf Abstract A neglected consequence of declining fertility is the likely rise of families with children of one sex—only sons or only daughters. Increases in such families present important demographic shifts that may weaken patrilineal family systems. We assess...
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Demography (2016) 53 (6): 1905–1932.
Published: 25 October 2016
... research has overlooked family structure as an important factor that moderates grandparents’ direct effects. Capitalizing on a counterfactual causal framework and multigenerational data from the Panel Study of Income Dynamics, this study examines the direct effect of grandparents’ years of education...
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Demography (2017) 54 (1): 145–173.
Published: 05 January 2017
...Xi Song; Robert D. Mare Abstract We use a multigenerational perspective to investigate how families reproduce and pass their educational advantages to succeeding generations. Unlike traditional mobility studies that have typically focused on one-sex influences from fathers to sons, we rely on a two...
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