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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 (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): 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 (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 (1998) 35 (2): 201–216.
Published: 01 May 1998
... , N. ( 1983 ). The Life Course of Children and Divorce: Marital Disruption and Parental Conflict . American Sociological Review , 48 , 656 – 68 . 10.2307/2094925 Garfinkel , I. , & McLanahan , S. ( 1986 ). Single Mothers and Their Children: A New American Dilemma...
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Demography (2013) 50 (5): 1687–1714.
Published: 24 May 2013
... Housing transitions are closely interlinked with other life course events, such as union formation and dissolution, births of children, and changes in employment. Research on the interplay between family events and housing transitions has received particular attention because of its importance in...
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Demography (2013) 50 (5): 1521–1549.
Published: 10 July 2013
... over women’s life course and investigate the relationship between single motherhood and child mortality in 11 countries in sub-Saharan Africa. Although a mere 5 % of women in Ethiopia have a premarital birth, one in three women in Liberia will become mothers before first marriage. Compared with...
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Demography (2012) 49 (3): 773–796.
Published: 23 June 2012
... patterns of mortality in explaining black-white differences in U.S. old-age mortality risk. The mortality crossover does indeed exist, but only for specific cohorts born early in the twentieth century. Although black-white differences in life course exposures generate differences in heterogeneity of...
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Demography (2016) 53 (2): 365–391.
Published: 21 March 2016
... Gender Life course Socioeconomic status Work–family The life course concept of cumulating advantages and disadvantages (see Elder 1998 ) emphasizes the long-term role of early-life conditions for later-life socioeconomic attainment and well-being. Indeed, we find in Model 1 of Table 4...
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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 (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 (1988) 25 (3): 475.
Published: 01 August 1988
... 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 (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 (2019) 56 (2): 763–784.
Published: 05 March 2019
... 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 (2017) 54 (6): 2043–2071.
Published: 03 November 2017
... 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 and a...
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Demography (2015) 52 (6): 1961–1993.
Published: 21 October 2015
... discrimination, husband’s opposition to wife’s work, ill health) explain membership in groups that experienced work trajectory reversals; and (3) individual preferences influence labor supply across women’s life course. This analysis reveals a high degree of complexity in women’s lifetime working patterns...
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Demography (2020) 57 (1): 33–60.
Published: 29 January 2020
... the wages at the oldest working age from ages 45 to 50. 8 See section 3 of the online appendix for information on missing data. References Abendroth A-K , Huffman M. L. , & Treas J. ( 2014 ). The parity penalty in life course perspective: Motherhood and...
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Demography (2020) 57 (4): 1483–1511.
Published: 11 August 2020
...Sergi Vidal; Philipp M. Lersch; Marita Jacob; Karsten Hank Abstract Women’s life courses underwent substantial changes in the family and work domains in the second half of the twentieth century. The associated fundamental changes in opportunity structures and values challenged the importance of...
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Demography (2015) 52 (5): 1651–1670.
Published: 29 August 2015
... three sets of significant findings. First, the genomic influence on BMI is substantially larger after the mid-1980s than in the few decades before the mid-1980s within each age group of 21–40, 41–50, 51–60, and >60. Second, the genomic influence on BMI weakens as one ages across the life course, or...