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Family Inputs and the Transition to Adulthood

Citation

Rindfuss, Ronald R. (1999). Family Inputs and the Transition to Adulthood. In Booth, Alan; Crouter, Ann C.; & Shanahan, Michael J. (Eds.), Transitions to Adulthood in a Changing Economy: No Work, No Family, No Future? (pp. 109-17). Westport, Conn.: Praeger.

Abstract

In recent years the factors influencing young people's transition to adulthood have become much more problematic. This edited collection of papers from Pennsylvania State University's fifth annual Family Symposium explores the main issues involved in this transition, such as the widening gap between rich and poor, downsizing, global competition, and technological change. These factors have made jobs scarce in many areas, especially inner cities, and have profoundly affected family formation, making cohabitation, delays in marriage and parenthood, and prolonged residence with parents, the life choices of many young adults. These and other issues are explored by scholars from a wide variety of disciplines, who focus on four main questions: alterations in the structure of opportunity, prior experiences in the family, prior experiences in the workplace, and career development and marriage formation.

Reference Type

Book Chapter

Book Title

Transitions to Adulthood in a Changing Economy: No Work, No Family, No Future?

Author(s)

Rindfuss, Ronald R.

Editor(s)

Booth, Alan
Crouter, Ann C.
Shanahan, Michael J.

Year Published

1999

Pages

109-17

Publisher

Praeger

City of Publication

Westport, Conn.

Reference ID

2400