Marriage and cohabitation / Arland Thornton, William G. Axinn, Yu Xie.
By: Thornton, Arland.
Contributor(s): Axinn, William G | Xie, Yu.Material type: TextSeries: Population and development (Chicago, Ill.): Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2007Description: ix, 443 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780226798660 (cloth : alk. paper); 0226798666 (cloth : alk. paper).Subject(s): Marriage -- United States | Unmarried couples -- United States | Young adults -- United States -- Attitudes | United States -- Social conditions -- 1945-DDC classification: 306.810973/09045
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Includes bibliographical references (p. -428) and index.
I. Historical and conceptual issues : Introduction -- Historical perspectives on marriage -- Comparing marriage, cohabitation, and being single -- Entering marital and cohabiting unions -- II. Parental factors during childhood and adolescence : Influence of parental youth factors before birth of study child -- Influence of parental factors during childhood and adolescence of the children -- III. Parental and child factors during the children's young adulthood : The courtship process and union formation -- Religious affiliation and commitment -- The influence of attitudes, values, and beliefs -- Educational influences -- Work, earnings potential, and career aspiration -- IV. Integration and summary of effects : Conclusions -- Appendix: A. Technical explanation of estimation of total, direct, and indirect effects ; B. Conceptualizing and estimating union formation rates ; C. Description of measures used in chapters 5 through 11 ; D. Constructing measures of earnings potential for use in chapter 11.