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Demography (2003) 40 (3): 569–587.
Published: 01 August 2003
...Frances K. Goldscheider; Regina M. Bures Abstract This article examines the evolution of the black extended family by documenting a black-white crossover in the proportions of unmarried adults living in complex households after the middle of the twentieth century. We demonstrate significant racial...
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Published: 16 May 2018
Fig. 2 Associations between family complexity, housing stability, and addiction status among BRS parents ( N = 81). Case study respondents are shown in the cells of the table. Complex families are those in which a respondent has more than one parental partner. Unstable housing is defined More
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Demography (2016) 53 (1): 1–26.
Published: 25 November 2015
...Paula Fomby; Joshua A. Goode; Stefanie Mollborn Abstract As family structure in the United States has become increasingly dynamic and complex, children have become more likely to reside with step- or half-siblings through a variety of pathways. When these pathways are accounted for, more than one...
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Demography (2011) 48 (3): 957–982.
Published: 14 June 2011
...Maria Cancian; Daniel R. Meyer; Steven T. Cook Abstract We document the incidence and evolution of family complexity from the perspective of children. Following a cohort of firstborn children whose mothers were not married at the time of their birth, we consider family structure changes over...
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Published: 14 June 2011
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Demography (2018) 55 (1): 135–164.
Published: 18 December 2017
...Zachary Van Winkle Abstract Family life courses are thought to have become more complex in Europe. This study uses SHARELIFE data from 14 European countries to analyze the family life courses of individuals born in 1924–1956 from ages 15 to 50. A new methodological approach, combining complexity...
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Demography (2021) 58 (4): 1575–1602.
Published: 01 August 2021
...Zachary Van Winkle; Dalton Conley Abstract Sequence analysis is an established method used to study the complexity of family life courses. Although individual and societal characteristics have been linked with the complexity of family trajectories, social scientists have neglected the potential...
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Published: 18 December 2017
Fig. 1 Artificial example of family trajectories and sequence complexity More
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Demography (2018) 55 (3): 823–847.
Published: 16 May 2018
...Fig. 2 Associations between family complexity, housing stability, and addiction status among BRS parents ( N = 81). Case study respondents are shown in the cells of the table. Complex families are those in which a respondent has more than one parental partner. Unstable housing is defined...
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Demography (2009) 46 (1): 85–101.
Published: 01 February 2009
...Susan L. Brown; Wendy D. Manning Abstract We used data from the first wave of the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health to examine family boundary ambiguity in adolescent and mother reports of family structure and found that the greater the family complexity, the more likely adolescent...
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Demography (2020) 57 (2): 501–528.
Published: 23 March 2020
... for, and coresidence with adult siblings may be beneficial in some domains. By studying the effects of coresidence with adults beyond the nuclear family, this research contributes to a fuller understanding of the implications of family complexity for children. To accurately estimate the effects of childhood years...
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Demography (2022) 59 (2): 731–760.
Published: 01 April 2022
... This is an open access article distributed under the terms of a Creative Commons license (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0). Family composition Family complexity Children Family household composition is responsive to changes in the economic, technological, cultural, legal, and social contexts in which families...
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Demography (2019) 56 (6): 2033–2061.
Published: 09 September 2019
... that change in the racial/ethnic and socioeconomic composition of the U.S. population cannot explain the growth in exposure to half-siblings. We conclude by discussing the shifting patterns of fertility and family formation associated with sibling complexity and considering the implications for child...
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Demography (2022) 59 (5): 1821–1842.
Published: 01 October 2022
... in biological families. Moreover, among stepfamilies, ties are not uniformly stronger with biological children relative to stepchildren; differences emerge only in more complex families when each partner has biological children from previous relationships. Our findings challenge the view that ties with older...
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Demography (2018) 55 (6): 2205–2228.
Published: 30 October 2018
... that complexity in childhood family relationships also contributes to multipartner fertility. Only a small part of the intergenerational association is accounted for by education in the first and second generations. The association is to some extent gendered. Half-siblings are associated with a greater risk...
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Demography (2013) 50 (5): 1593–1613.
Published: 18 May 2013
...Matteo Manfredini; Marco Breschi Abstract The elevated levels of protection, assistance, and care enjoyed by the elderly living in complex households has long been a key assumption of many family system theories. However, although this hypothesis has been demonstrated for contemporary contexts...
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Demography (2019) 56 (5): 1875–1897.
Published: 16 August 2019
... composition and family economic resources, parents’ union status has indirect as well as direct associations with financial transfers to adult children for education. 08 07 2019 16 08 2019 © Population Association of America 2019 2019 Family structure Family complexity Education...
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Published: 01 February 2022
. NFo = simple nuclear family. NF+ = complex nuclear family. NNF = nonnuclear family. More
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Demography (2012) 49 (4): 1479–1498.
Published: 24 July 2012
... biological or adopted children. These new measures also allow us to identify a small number of young, disadvantaged couples who primarily reside in households of other family members, most commonly with parents. We conclude with an examination of the complex living arrangements and poverty status of American...
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Demography (2023) 60 (5): 1581–1605.
Published: 01 October 2023
..., family trajectories became more complex across cohorts, including more transitions, which coincides with trends in the general population. Yet we also find that family trajectories became less diverse among lesbian women and bisexual men, in contrast to the trend among gay men and the general population...
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