Trajectories of Union Transition in Emerging Adulthood: Socioeconomic Status and Race/Ethnicity Differences in the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1997 Cohort

  title={Trajectories of Union Transition in Emerging Adulthood: Socioeconomic Status and Race/Ethnicity Differences in the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1997 Cohort},
  author={Yang Zhang and Shannon Ang},
  journal={Journal of Marriage and Family},
  • Y. Zhang, S. Ang
  • Published 27 January 2020
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Marriage and Family
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