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ERIC Number: EJ888913
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jun
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 99
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0022-2445
Parenthood, Childlessness, and Well-Being: A Life Course Perspective
Umberson, Debra; Pudrovska, Tetyana; Reczek, Corinne
Journal of Marriage and Family, v72 n3 p612-629 Jun 2010
This article reviews recent research (1999-2009) on the effects of parenthood on well-being. We use a life course framework to consider how parenting and childlessness influence well-being throughout the adult life course. We place particular emphasis on social contexts and how the impact of parenthood on well-being depends on marital status, gender, race/ethnicity, and socioeconomic status. We also consider how recent demographic shifts lead to new family arrangements that have implications for parenthood and well-being. These include stepparenting, parenting of grandchildren, and childlessness across the life course.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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