When Comes Baby in the Baby Carriage? Historical Changes in Three Dimensions of Age at Parenthood

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Abstract

The age of parents at the birth of their children may have profound implications for the subsequent lifecourse of parents, the functioning of the family, and for child health and well-being. Using historicalcensus data from the Integrated Public Use Micro Series, this research explore three dimensions ofparental age: chronological age (Martin et al. 2009), social age (Mare and Tzeng 1989; Eliason et al.2009), and relationship age (Bachu 1999) from the early 1900s until 2008. Little is known about longtermhistorical shifts in these dimensions of age, and to our knowledge, there has been no systematicinvestigation of their interdependence. This research addresses the transformation of family life byinvestigating historical change in three dimensions of parental age and the ways in which thedimensions are woven together.
Original languageEnglish (US)
StatePublished - 2010
EventPopulation Association of America Annual Meeting 2010 - Hyatt Regency, Dallas, United States
Duration: Apr 15 2010Apr 17 2010

Conference

ConferencePopulation Association of America Annual Meeting 2010
Abbreviated titlePAA 2010
CountryUnited States
CityDallas
Period4/15/104/17/10

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