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Towards a new pattern of transition to adulthood
Abstract Recent theories about social and demographic change, such as individualization and the Second Demographic Transition, embed the notion of a convergence towards a specific ideal-typical
De-standardization of Family-Life Trajectories of Young Adults: A Cross-National Comparison Using Sequence Analysis
We introduce a number of new methods based on sequence analysis to test hypotheses on the de-standardization of family-life trajectories in early adulthood, using Fertility and Family Survey data on
Unmarried cohabitation and union stability: Testing the role of diffusion using data from 16 European countries
The results support the hypothesis that former cohabitors run a higher risk of union dissolution than people who married without prior cohabitation only in societies in which cohabitations is a small minority or a large majority phenomenon.
Who, What, Where, and When? Specifying the Impact of Educational Attainment and Labour Force Participation on Family Formation
  • A. Liefbroer, M. Corijn
  • Medicine, Economics
    European journal of population = Revue europeenne…
  • 1 March 1999
As expected, educational attainment has a stronger negative effect on women's entry into parenthood than on their entry into a union, a stronger positive effect in the Netherlands than in Flanders, and a stronger effect during the early stages of young adulthood than later on.
Changes in Family Size Intentions Across Young Adulthood: A Life-Course Perspective
  • A. Liefbroer
  • Sociology, Economics
    European journal of population = Revue europeenne…
  • 12 November 2008
The results show that family size intentions are not stable, but are adjusted as people age, and much of this difference in age patterns can be explained by changes in the partner, educational, and occupational careers of young adults.
The effect of parental resources on patterns of leaving home among young adults in the Netherlands
In this paper the process of leaving the parental home among young adults is studied. After a brief historical overview, three main reasons for leaving home are distinguished, viz. leaving home to
Bringing norms back in: a theoretical and empirical discussion of their importance for understanding demographic behaviour
Although the life-course perspective emphasizes the importance of the concept of social norms for understanding demographic choices, the usefulness of this concept is heavily debated. In particular,
The Long-Term Consequences of Relationship Formation for Subjective Well-Being
This study examines how relationship transitions affect subjective well-being (SWB) and how this effect changes over time. We used prospective data containing information about 18 years of young
Love, necessity and opportunity: Changing patterns of marital age homogamy in the Netherlands, 1850–1993
Abstract. This article examines long-term trends in the pattern of age homogamy among first marriages, using vital registration data on all first marriages contracted between 1850 and 1993 in the