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By Ann Evans, Janeen Baxter

Pathways during the existence direction have replaced significantly in fresh many years. a lot of our assumptions approximately leaving domestic, beginning new relationships and having teenagers were became the wrong way up. it truly is now virtually as universal to have young children ahead of marriage as afterwards, and definitely even more universal to stay jointly ahead of marrying than to marry with no first dwelling jointly. ladies usually tend to stay within the labour strength after having teenagers and plenty of households fight with difficulties of work-family stability for the duration of their lives, rather once they have childrens. yet how a lot has fairly replaced? Is there rather extra range in how participants transition via those lifestyles path phases, or simply adaptations on the margin with most folk following a customary paintings and relations lifestyles course?

This quantity uses wealthy longitudinal info from a distinct Australian undertaking to envision those concerns. Drawing on broader theories of social switch and demographic transitions in a global context, every one bankruptcy offers an in depth empirical overview of the ways that Australian adults negotiate their paintings and kinfolk lives. In doing so, the quantity offers vital perception into the ways that fresh demographic, social and financial adjustments either problem and reproduce gender divisions.

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Data for France come from the French `Etude de l’Histoire Familiale´ (EHF) 1999, which was conducted together with the census in March 1999 (Cassan et al. 2000). In this study, 235,000 women and 145,000 men completed an additional questionnaire on their origin, children, partnerships, working life, social origin and languages spoken in the family. e. who experienced the transition to adulthood in France. We also excluded respondents who experienced a birth or union formation before age 15. Analytic samples for the 1950s birth cohort include 35,645 women and 23,183 men.

Educational differences are much more marked for several junctures in the path toward a standard family life course. First, the educational gradient in childlessness is very pronounced, less than 9% for the least well educated, more than 22% for the highest educated.

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