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Household Structure and the Tempo of Family Formation in Comparative Perspective

Citation

Morgan, S. Philip & Rindfuss, Ronald R. (1984). Household Structure and the Tempo of Family Formation in Comparative Perspective. Population Studies, 38(1), 129-39.

Abstract

Previous research on the relationship between extended family residence and fertility has produced conflicting findings. In the present paper, we avoid a major shortcoming of past work by focusing on residence and fertility at a given stage of the life-cycle, i.e. the stage following first marriage. Results show that residence with husband's parents reduces age at marriage. Residence with wife's parents shows no such consistent effect. No evidence was found to support the claim that extended family residence consistently affects the length of the interval between marriage and the first birth. These findings are consistent across four cultural/ethnic groups.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00324728.1984.10412827

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

Population Studies

Author(s)

Morgan, S. Philip
Rindfuss, Ronald R.

Year Published

1984

Volume Number

38

Issue Number

1

Pages

129-39

Reference ID

5657