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ERIC Number: EJ783717
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Feb
Pages: 13
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 38
ISSN: ISSN-0022-2445
Intergenerational Contact and the Life Course Status of Young Adult Children
Bucx, Freek; van Wel, Frits; Knijn, Trudie; Hagendoorn, Louk
Journal of Marriage and Family, v70 n1 p144-156 Feb 2008
This study examined how the life course status of young adults--whether they have a romantic partner and whether they have children--is related to how often they have contact with their parents. Hypotheses were tested using recent data from the Netherlands Kinship Panel Study. The main sample included 1,911 young adults between the ages of 18 and 34. Results suggest that young adults' entrance into cohabitation and marriage is associated with less face-to-face contact with parents. Young adults with children of their own tend to see their parents more frequently than young adults without offspring. Findings are congruent with the family life course perspective, contending that family relationships are related to the life course status of individual family members.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Netherlands