De-standardization of Family-Life Trajectories of Young Adults: A Cross-National Comparison Using Sequence Analysis

@article{Elzinga2007DestandardizationOF,
  title={De-standardization of Family-Life Trajectories of Young Adults: A Cross-National Comparison Using Sequence Analysis},
  author={Cees H. Elzinga and Aart C. Liefbroer},
  journal={European Journal of Population / Revue europ{\'e}enne de D{\'e}mographie},
  year={2007},
  volume={23},
  pages={225-250}
}
  • C. Elzinga, A. Liefbroer
  • Published 11 September 2007
  • Geography
  • European Journal of Population / Revue européenne de Démographie
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 19 countries. Across cohorts, family-life trajectories of young adults have not become more turbulent. However, in most countries family-life trajectories of young adults have become less similar to one another and the variation in the types of family-trajectories has increased. Contrary to… Expand

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