ERIC Number: ED372125
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Family Experiences across the Life Course: Differences by Cohort, Education, and Race/Ethnicity.
Bumpass, Larry L.; Sweet, James A.
This paper provides an overview of family experience in the United States by examining three dimensions: (1) childhood family experience, including the experiences of one-parent and step-parent families, and age at homeleaving; (2) marriage and childbearing including nonmarital childbearing, cohabitation, marriage, home ownership, and marital disruption; and (3) relationships with parents in adulthood, including returning to the parental household after marrying, having older parents move in with their children, and the death of parents. All data tables contained in the report include differences across birth cohorts; educational groups; and among non-Hispanic whites, blacks, and Chicanos. The report focuses on aggregate differences in experience, not independent net effects based on multivariate differences. Data reveal both remarkable change and large differences by race-ethnicity, and education. (Contains 31 references.) (GLR)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Child Health and Human Development (NIH), Bethesda, MD. Center for Population Research.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Center for Demography and Ecology.