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Demography (2018) 55 (6): 2283–2297.
Published: 08 October 2018
... childhood in the United States . Demographic Research , 37 ( article 52 ), 1695 – 1706 . https://doi.org/10.4054/DemRes.2017.37.52 . Bengtson , V. L. ( 2001 ). Beyond the nuclear family: The increasing importance of multigenerational bonds . Journal of Marriage and Family , 63 , 1 – 16...
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Demography (2013) 50 (3): 853–880.
Published: 04 December 2012
...Keera Allendorf Abstract Scholars traditionally argued that industrialization, urbanization, and educational expansion lead to a decline in extended families and complementary rise in nuclear families. Some have suggested that such transitions are good for young married women because living...
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Demography (2022) 59 (1): 389–415.
Published: 01 February 2022
...Donna K. Ginther; Astrid L. Grasdal; Robert A. Pollak Abstract Fathers' multiple-partner fertility (MPF) is associated with substantially worse educational outcomes for children. We focus on children in fathers' second families that are nuclear: households consisting of a man, a woman, their joint...
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Demography (2004) 41 (4): 671–696.
Published: 01 November 2004
... shows that educational outcomes for both types of children in blended families—stepchildren and their half-siblings who are the joint children of both parents—are similar to each other and substantially worse than outcomes for children reared in traditional nuclear families. We conclude...
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Demography (1970) 7 (1): 61–69.
Published: 01 February 1970
...Thomas K. Burch Abstract Descriptions of non-nuclear family systems in terms of rules of residence imply large and complex households, yet such households are not encountered as modal or average for large populations. Demographic factors, in particular high mortality, have been suggested...
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Demography (1968) 5 (1): 138–157.
Published: 01 March 1968
... institutional mechanisms in society and the “intermediate variables” that link these mechanisms to fertility. Second, Hill, Stycos, and Back use the nuclear family as a planning and decision-making association to develop the interactional frame of reference in studying family planning in Puerto Rico. And, third...
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Demography (2018) 55 (5): 1587–1609.
Published: 14 September 2018
...—is used as a proxy for experiences during slavery. Slave family structures varied systematically with slaveholding sizes. Enslaved children on smaller holdings were more likely to be members of single-parent or divided families. On larger holdings, however, children tended to reside in nuclear families...
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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 (2013) 50 (3): 1129–1134.
Published: 16 January 2013
... Diagnostic Techniques Act in 1996 to prevent the misuse of ultrasound techniques for the purpose of prenatal sex determination. Little is known about family preferences, let alone preferences among families of physicians. We investigated the sex ratios in 946 nuclear families with 1,624 children, for which...
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Demography (2022) 59 (3): 1173–1194.
Published: 01 June 2022
... in Guatemala, between 1982 and 2015. The analysis shows that deaths from the 1982 genocide were balanced by age, sex, and socioeconomic status. One third of the population were killed, but two thirds were left bereaved (the top 10% most affected individuals lost 30% of their nuclear family relatives and 23...
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Demography (1970) 7 (1): 71–85.
Published: 01 February 1970
... on the nuclear family role structure index; three-tenths on the home production or consumption index; two-tenths on the religiosity and extra-local orientation indexes; and a seventh on the extended family ties index. The place of residence prior to marriage, the period when decisions about schooling are made...
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Demography (2011) 48 (1): 1–23.
Published: 27 January 2011
... of socioeconomic rewards, statuses, and positions. Future research should attend more closely to multigenerational effects; to the tandem nature of demographic and socioeconomic reproduction; and to data, measures, and models that transcend coresident nuclear families. 4 1 2011 27 1 2011 ©...
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Demography (1988) 25 (3): 387–403.
Published: 01 August 1988
... alone, living with other nuclear-family relatives, and living with others— are also recognized, providing a varied range of household-structure opportunities for older women. The approach allows us to identify individual child attributes associated with the propensity to coreside with the older...
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Demography (2016) 53 (3): 723–748.
Published: 12 May 2016
... the increasing division of parental resources within the nuclear family as the number of children grows, yet it fails to account for instances when the relationship between sibship size and education is often weak or even positive. To reconcile, we introduce a conditional resource dilution (CRD) model...
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Demography (2013) 50 (1): 71–95.
Published: 06 September 2012
... individual during his/her lifetime. Various mobility outcomes are analyzed: moves within/across provinces, moves within/across rural and urban areas, forced moves, moves with a nuclear family, and individual moves. The results indicate that migration significantly increased among black South Africans during...
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Demography (2014) 51 (1): 229–255.
Published: 26 September 2013
.... Because most rural Senegalese households are composed of multiple nuclear families, a child’s cohort is composed of both siblings and nonsibling children. Estimating within households, I instrument cohort characteristics with those of the nonsibling (exogenous) portion. I find that children with larger...
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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 (2013) 50 (5): 1593–1613.
Published: 18 May 2013
..., quantitative evidence for past populations is particularly scarce, if not nonexistent. This article investigates the relationship between old-age mortality and living arrangements in a mid–nineteenth century Tuscan population, where the joint family system of sharecroppers coexisted alongside the nuclear...
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Demography (2024) 61 (1): 31–57.
Published: 01 February 2024
... South Africa Household structure Household transition HIV Finite mixture models Recent evidence on past and future trends in household structure in many low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) contrasts with longstanding viewpoints of a worldwide convergence to a Western, nuclearized family...
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Demography (2020) 57 (4): 1369–1391.
Published: 10 June 2020
..., and demographic factors, the regions exhibit four distinct transition paths: lineal tradition, nuclear retardation, smooth transition, and fast transition. On the basis of these results, we discuss family modernization and other theories in explaining the transition of the Chinese household structure. 12 05...
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