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Booth, Alan, Ed.; Crouter, Ann C., Ed.; Shanahan, Michael J., Ed. – 1999
This book contains 17 papers devoted to the following four aspects of the transition to adulthood: effects of alterations in the structure of opportunity; effects of prior experiences in the family; effects of prior experience in the workplace; and career development and marriage formation during a period of rising inequality. The following papers…
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Adolescents, At Risk Persons, Beliefs
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Pearce, Lisa D.; Thornton, Arland – Journal of Marriage and Family, 2007
This article examines how religion shapes family ideologies in young adulthood. Using the 31-year Intergenerational Panel Study of Parents and Children (N = 909), we find relationships between mother's religious characteristics when her child was born and the child's own family ideologies in young adulthood. Further, multiple dimensions of young…
Descriptors: Religion, Ideology, Young Adults, Adolescents
Duncan, Greg J., Ed.; Brooks-Gunn, Jeanne, Ed. – 1997
The consequences and correlates of growing up poor as well as the mechanisms through which poverty influences children are explored. This book is organized with a primary focus on research findings and a secondary concern with policy implications. The chapters are: (1) "Poor Families, Poor Outcomes: The Well-Being of Children and Youth" (Jeanne…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adolescents, Children, Disadvantaged Youth
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Cunningham, Mick; Thornton, Arland – Journal of Marriage and Family, 2005
Data from the Intergenerational Panel Study of Parents and Children are used to identify the influences of adult union transitions on changes in attitudes toward cohabitation among a sample of 794 young adults. The analysis examines the extent to which attitudes about cohabitation change as a result of entry into and exit from cohabitation and…
Descriptors: Marriage, Young Adults, Unions, Student Attitudes
National Center for Health Statistics (DHHS/PHS), Hyattsville, MD. – 1995
This report summarizes the current status and trends in nonmarital childbearing in the United States, and presents a series of supplemental papers by experts from social science disciplines. "Nonmarital Childbearing in the United States" (Kristin A. Moore) introduces the topic, indicating that nearly a third of all births in the country occurred…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Birth Rate, Births to Single Women, Cohabitation
Collins, Randall; And Others – 1984
These papers from an International Committee on Family Research (CFR) seminar explore seven themes, four of which are presented in Part 1. The first set of papers approach the question of whether the family is worth supporting and the related issue of pressures, conflicts, and expectations of family life (Theme 1). Randall Collins discusses…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Birth Rate, Competence, Conflict
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Binstock, Georgina; Thornton, Arland – Journal of Marriage and Family, 2003
The goal of this study was to track and compare the paths along which young adults arrange and time the entries and exits from marital and cohabiting unions. The focus was on the incidence, durations, and outcomes of dimensions that embrace residential separation. Results show that union trajectories are dynamic and involve a heterogeneous and…
Descriptors: Affective Behavior, Cohabitation, Dating (Social), Interaction Process Analysis
Kimball, Miles S.; Mitchell, Colter M.; Thornton, Arland D.; Young-Demarco, Linda C. – National Bureau of Economic Research, 2009
Early life experiences are likely to be important for the formation of preferences. Religiosity is a key dimension of preferences, affecting many economic outcomes. This paper examines the effect of college major on religiosity, and the converse effect of religiosity on college major, using panel data from the Monitoring the Future survey as a way…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Social Sciences, Religious Factors, Humanities
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Goldscheider, Frances K.; Thornton, Arland; Yang, Li-Shou – Journal of Marriage and Family, 2001
Examines expectations of very young adults (age 18) and their mothers about financial support that parents might provide under a variety of situations. Results indicate a lower proportion of mothers expect to provide support than their children expect, with particularly large gaps between mothers and sons. Findings suggest disagreement and…
Descriptors: Adult Children, Attitude Measures, Expectation, Financial Support
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Yabiku, Scott T.; Axinn, William G.; Thornton, Arland – American Journal of Sociology, 1999
Introduces the concept of family integration to describe how family social organization affects individuals. Hypothesizes that well-integrated parents benefit children's self-concept formation. Tests three mechanisms of parental family integration, and shows that integration early in life has positive effects on children's self-esteem in early…
Descriptors: Child Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Environment, Family Influence
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Thornton, Arland – Journal of Family Issues, 1990
Examined sexuality of 18-year-old adolescents (n=916) within context of life-course developmental model. Found adolescents who began dating early and developed steady relations early were more likely to be sexually experienced, to have had sexual relations with more partners, to have been more sexually active during late teenage years, and to have…
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Adolescents, Dating (Social), Sexuality
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Thornton, Arland – Journal of Marriage and the Family, 1989
Examined United States survey data from the 1950s through the 1980s for changes in family life norms and values. Found in 1960s and 1970s data a weakening of imperative to marry and remain married, stay monogamous, have children, and maintain gender role separation. Observed flattening of trends during early 1980s. Links family life trends to…
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Behavior Standards, Child Rearing, Childlessness
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Thornton, Arland – Journal of Marriage and the Family, 1977
This research investigated the relationship between early childbearing and marital instability. Women with large families and those with no children were the most likely to experience disruption. The lowest dissolution rates were found for those with moderate numbers of children. (Author)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Birth Rate, Children, Divorce
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Thornton, Arland – Sociology and Social Research, 1978
Exploring the marital dissolution experience of women interviewed in the 1970 National Fertility Study, this article documents the effect of race, religion, and education upon marital stability. (JC)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Comparative Analysis, Females, Hypothesis Testing
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Thornton, Arland – Journal of Marriage and the Family, 1979
Historically, adherents of Mormonism have had higher than average rates of childbearing. Data cited in this study support the hypothesis that there is something about Mormonism which influences childbearing, and this effect cannot be accounted for by social and economic characteristics. (Author)
Descriptors: Birth Rate, Children, Family (Sociological Unit), Religious Cultural Groups
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