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ERIC Number: EJ870018
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Feb
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 48
ISSN: ISSN-0022-2445
Life Course Stage in Young Adulthood and Intergenerational Congruence in Family Attitudes
Bucx, Freek; Raaijmakers, Quinten; van Wel, Frits
Journal of Marriage and Family, v72 n1 p117-134 Feb 2010
We investigated how intergenerational congruence in family-related attitudes depends on life course stage in young adulthood. Recent data from the Netherlands Kinship Panel Study were used; the present sample included 2,041 dyads of young adults and their parents. Findings are discussed in terms of the elasticity in intergenerational attitude congruence in response to young adults' life course transitions. Our results suggest that intergenerational congruence in attitudes about partnership (e.g., marriage, cohabitation, divorce, women's and men's family roles) decreases after young adults have left the parental home and increases when young adults enter parenthood. Congruence concerning intergenerational obligations was not related to young adults' life course stage.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Netherlands