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ERIC Number: EJ825886
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Feb
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 48
ISSN: ISSN-0022-2445
Family and Non family Role Configurations in Two British Cohorts
Ross, Andy; Schoon, Ingrid; Martin, Peter; Sacker, Amanda
Journal of Marriage and Family, v71 n1 p1-14 Feb 2009
The aim of this paper is to examine variations in the combination of social roles during times of social change. We specify a latent class approach to examine role configurations for individuals in their early 30s, establishing a typology of how work- and family-related roles combine within individuals born 12 years apart and examine their antecedents. Drawing on data collected for two British Birth Cohorts born in 1958 (N = 10,706) and 1970 (N = 11,005), we provide empirical evidence of both consistency and change in life course patterns. Findings are discussed in terms of destandardization, differentiation, and individualization of the life course in times of social change and their implications for family research within a life course perspective.
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Language: English
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