Negotiating the Life Course: Stability and Change in Life Pathways / Edition 1by Ann Evans
Pub. Date: 11/30/2012
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Pathways through the life course have undergone considerable change in recent years. Compared to previous generations, young adults today have a much wider range of choices and opportunities, as well as constraints, than in the past. Some of these changes are the result of demographic shifts, such as declining fertility rates, declining marriage rates and increased
Pathways through the life course have undergone considerable change in recent years. Compared to previous generations, young adults today have a much wider range of choices and opportunities, as well as constraints, than in the past. Some of these changes are the result of demographic shifts, such as declining fertility rates, declining marriage rates and increased rates of cohabitation and divorce. Others are the result of shifts in the labour market, the expansion of the educational system, globalization and technological change which have opened up new opportunities and constraints that impact the individual life course and patterns of family formation and dissolution.
This book presents findings of longitudinal analyses examining these transitions, from leaving home to retirement, the ways in which individuals and couples negotiate and organise the competing demands of paid and unpaid work during their lives, and the consequences of these arrangements for the division of labour, educational attainment and occupational achievements.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction. Ann Evans and Janeen Baxter Chapter 2: The Second Demographic Transition meets Globalization: A Comprehensive Theory of Family Change in an Era of Rising Uncertainty. Melinda Mills and Peter Blossfeld Chapter 3: Generational Change in Union Formation. Ann Evans Chapter 4: Relationship Pathways to First Birth. Peter McDonald Chapter 5: Who gets Divorced? The Social Determinants of Marital Separation over the Life Course. Belinda Hewitt Chapter 6: Education and the Standard Family Life Course: France, Sweden and the United States Elizabeth Thomson, Maria Winkler-Dworak and Sheela Kennedy Chapter 7: Pathways through the Lifecourse: The Effect of Relationship and Parenthood Transitions on Domestic Labour. Janeen Baxter, Belinda Hewitt, Michele Haynes and Mark Western Chapter 8: Employment and the Life Course: Analyses of Birth Cohort Differences of Young Australian Women. Jenny Baxter Chapter 9: Couple Strategies: Negotiating Work over the Life Course. Brigid Van Wanrooy Chapter 10: Does Becoming a Father Affect the Working Life of Men? Edith Gray Chapter 11: Occupational Standing over the Life Course: What is the Role of Part Time Work? Jenny Chalmers
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