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Demography (2016) 53 (3): 777–804.
Published: 17 May 2016
...Martin O’Flaherty; Janeen Baxter; Michele Haynes; Gavin Turrell Abstract Life course perspectives suggest that later-life health reflects long-term social patterns over an individual’s life: in particular, the occurrence and timing of key roles and transitions. Such social patterns have been...
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Demography (2023) 60 (2): 431–459.
Published: 01 April 2023
...Manuel Flores; Barbara L. Wolfe Abstract We expand on previous studies investigating the links between early health and later health by examining four distinct dimensions of early-life health and multiple life course outcomes, including the age of onset of serious cardiovascular diseases (CVDs...
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Published: 17 May 2016
Fig. 2 State distributions of family life course groups by age and family life course group. The online version of this article displays the figure in color, where colors reference different states depending on the channel (marital or fertility). The vertical axis of each plot displays More
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Published: 17 May 2016
Fig. 2 State distributions of family life course groups by age and family life course group. The online version of this article displays the figure in color, where colors reference different states depending on the channel (marital or fertility). The vertical axis of each plot displays More
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Demography (2008) 45 (4): 907–926.
Published: 01 November 2008
...Kathryn M. Yount Abstract In this article, I evaluate the life-course determinants of cognitive functioning among 1,003 women and men aged 50 and older in Ismailia, Egypt. Three questions motivate this analysis: (1) Do older women have poorer cognitive functioning than do older men?; (2) Do...
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Demography (2010) 47 (4): 963–987.
Published: 01 November 2010
...Feinian Chen; Kim Korinek Abstract This article investigates the effect of family life course transitions on labor allocation strategies in rural Chinese households. We highlight three types of economic activity that involve reallocation of household labor oriented toward a more diversified...
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Demography (2009) 46 (4): 717–737.
Published: 01 November 2009
...Daniel A. Sandoval; Mark R. Rank; Thomas A. Hirschl Abstract This article extends the emerging body of life course research on poverty by empirically identifying the incidence, chronicity, and age pattern of American poverty and how these dimensions have changed during the period 1968-2000. Using...
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Demography (2009) 46 (4): 765–783.
Published: 01 November 2009
... evidence about how fertility expectations change over the life course. This article provides an empirical description of changes in women's expected fertility over the entire span of childbearing years. Using data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth, 1979 cohort, group-based trajectory analysis...
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Demography (2003) 40 (2): 309–331.
Published: 01 May 2003
... the influence of education on life-course health trajectories. At the cohort level, changes in education and in the distribution of health and mortality make cohort differences in education’s effect probable. At the life-course level, the effect of education may vary across age because the mediators...
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Demography (1999) 36 (2): 205–217.
Published: 01 May 1999
...Deborah Roempke Graefe; Daniel T. Lichter Abstract We examine the life course transitions into and from families headed by unmarried cohabiting couples for a recent cohort of American children. Life table estimates, based on data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth mother-child files...
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Demography (1988) 25 (3): 475.
Published: 01 August 1988
..., and Geraldine P. Mineau. Intergenerational Transmission of Relative Fertility and Life Course Patterns. 24, No.4 (November 1987), 467-480. In Table 2 (p. 472), two column headings are incorrect. The heading above the stub column should be "Mother's birth cohort and daughter's relative fertility." The straddle...
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Demography (1987) 24 (4): 467–480.
Published: 01 November 1987
... four generations . Social Biology , 22 , 144 – 150 . DEMOGRAPHY© Volume 24, Number 4 November 1987 INTERGENERATIONAL TRANSMISSION OF RELATIVE FERTILITY AND LIFE COURSE PATTERNS Douglas L. Anderton Departmentof Sociology, Population Research Center, University of Chicago, 1126 E. 59th Street...
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Demography (2017) 54 (6): 2043–2071.
Published: 03 November 2017
... of disease and disability and the importance of life course processes. However, the less frequently examined intersection of these approaches remains an important frontier. The present study contributes to the integration of these approaches. We use the Health and Retirement Study family of data sets...
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Published: 04 June 2018
Fig. 1 The total force of mortality over the life course is usually composed of three phases: (1) decreasing trend during the first decade of life, (2) hump in the second and third decade, and (3) increasing trend thereafter, marked by a progressive deceleration in very old age. This aggregated More
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Demography (2019) 56 (2): 763–784.
Published: 05 March 2019
... of health remained stable over the life course, but they widened substantially when measured by grip strength. I conclude that evidence on the cumulative (dis)advantage hypothesis is sensitive to the choice of a health measure. 23 1 2019 5 3 2019 © The Author(s) 2019 2019 Open Access...
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Demography (2022) 59 (2): 629–652.
Published: 01 April 2022
... leading to drastic improvements in living standards during adulthood and older age. However, the implications of life course socioeconomic status (SES) trajectories for healthy longevity in later life have not been systematically studied in China. We utilize data from the China Health and Retirement...
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Demography (2022) 59 (3): 1117–1142.
Published: 01 June 2022
...Kieron Barclay; Ken R. Smith Abstract The relationship between birth interval length and child outcomes has received increased attention in recent years, but few studies have examined offspring outcomes across the life course in North America. We use data from the Utah Population Database...
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Demography (2022) 59 (4): 1489–1516.
Published: 01 August 2022
... with the lowest work-relief activity but had higher adult smoking rates. Our findings provide some of the first evidence of the long-term consequences of New Deal policies on children's long-term life course outcomes. Second, we examine long-term outcomes measured at different points in the life course from...
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Demography (2016) 53 (4): 885–919.
Published: 21 June 2016
...Jarl E. Mooyaart; Aart C. Liefbroer Abstract Family background shapes young adults’ decisions in their transition to adulthood, and the outcomes of these decisions lay the foundation for their subsequent life course. This study examines the influence of parental education on their children’s union...
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Demography (2023) 60 (2): 539–562.
Published: 01 April 2023
... the life course. HRS results show more inequities in exposure to family deaths compared with Add Health results, suggesting differences by age or birth cohort. Compared with non-Hispanic Whites, U.S.-born Hispanic individuals in the HRS have a higher risk of experiencing a child's death throughout...
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