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Koropeckyj-Cox, Tanya; Pendell, Gretchen – Journal of Family Issues, 2007
The study used cross-sectional analyses of the National Survey of Families and Households (1987-1988, 1992-1994) to examine attitudes about childlessness in the United States. It (a) assesses prevalence of positive, neutral, and negative attitudes about childlessness and (b) identifies the correlates of different attitudes in the population. About…
Descriptors: Childlessness, Adults, Attitudes, Behavior Standards
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Hagestad, Gunhild O.; Call, Vaughn R. A. – Journal of Family Issues, 2007
In this article life history data from the U.S. National Survey of Families and Households (NSFH), and the Dutch survey on Older Adults' Living Arrangements and Social Networks (NESTOR-LSN) are used to shed light on the various pathways leading to and associated with childlessness, and the proportions of men and women who have followed a…
Descriptors: Childlessness, Older Adults, Adult Development, Influences
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Koropeckyj-Cox, Tanya; Call, Vaughn R. A. – Journal of Family Issues, 2007
The prevalence and implications of childlessness in old age are compared across nine major surveys in seven countries: Australia, Finland, Germany, Japan, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Specifically, the researchers examine indicators of the well-being and resources of childless men and women, compare them to their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, Childlessness, Parents
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Koropeckyj-Cox, Tanya; Pendell, Gretchen – Journal of Marriage and Family, 2007
Acceptance of childlessness has increased since the 1970s, with women reporting greater acceptance than men. Using the National Survey of Families and Households (1987-1988; N = 10,648) and the General Social Survey (1994; N =1,395), we examined this gender gap as it relates to both structural and sociocultural factors, including religion, gender…
Descriptors: Females, Childlessness, Males, Gender Issues
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Xu, Xiaohe; Hudspeth, Clark D.; Bartkowski, John P. – Journal of Marriage and Family, 2006
Using 3 subsamples of remarried respondents (n=1,583, 971, and 926) in the first wave of the National Survey of Families and Households, this study investigates how different types of cohabitation, especially postdivorce cohabitation, affect the timing and quality of remarriage in the United States. Ordinary Least Squares regression analysis…
Descriptors: Marriage, Spouses, Divorce, Marital Instability
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Sassler, Sharon; Goldscheider, Frances – Journal of Family Issues, 2004
This article examines union entrance among never-married young men, focusing on whether the importance of a man's being economically established to marry has decreased in this new era of cohabitation and working wives. The authors test this assumption by examining marriage and cohabitation as competing risks to see whether the importance of…
Descriptors: Marriage, Males, Labor Force, Family Structure