The Changing Transition to Adulthood: Leaving and Returning Home

The Changing Transition to Adulthood: Leaving and Returning Home

by Francis K. (Kobrin) Goldscheider, Calvin Goldscheider
     
 

ISBN-10: 0761909923

ISBN-13: 9780761909927

Pub. Date: 06/28/1999

Publisher: SAGE Publications

This book examines the reasons why children ultimately leave home to live on their own and how the pattern has changed throughout the 20th century. The authors make use of data from the National Survey of Families and Households to: construct patterns for when children leave home; and establish the most important criteria for leaving home amongst different

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Overview

This book examines the reasons why children ultimately leave home to live on their own and how the pattern has changed throughout the 20th century. The authors make use of data from the National Survey of Families and Households to: construct patterns for when children leave home; and establish the most important criteria for leaving home amongst different groups in the United States - men, women, blacks, hispanics, whites, and different religious groups and social classes.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761909927
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
06/28/1999
Series:
Understanding Families Series, #17
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Leaving and Returning Home in 20th Century America
Leaving and Returning Home 20th Century America
Out of the Nest
Back to the Nest
Runaways and Stay-at-Homes
The Changing Role of Regional Communities
Who Left Whom? The Effects of Childhood Family Structure
Sons and Daughters
Leaving and Returning to the Feathered Nest
The Shifting Ethnic Mosaic
Religious Transformation and Family Values
What Is New in Nest-Leaving in 20th Century America?

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