Intergenerational Influences on Family Formation in a Changing Social Context (ICPSR 34404)

Principal Investigator(s):

Summary:

The goal of this project was to study the influence of mothers and fathers on the family formation experiences of young adults. The project focused on five main aspects of young adult family formation: entrance into first marriage, rates of contraceptive use, sterilization, and rates of child birth, including both first births and progression to higher parity. The purpose was to investigate the ways in which central aspects of the parental family -- socioeconomic achievement and aspirations; family attitudes and behavior; religious beliefs and behavior; and the organization of social activities in the parental home -- influence family formation.

Access Notes

  • These data are not available from DSDR. Users should consult the data owners directly for details on obtaining these resources.

Study Description

Funding

This study was funded by:

  • United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Institutes of Health. Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   families, family structure, fathers, intergenerational relations, mothers, parental influences, young adults

Geographic Coverage:   United States

Data Collection Notes:

These data are not available from DSDR or ICPSR. Researchers should consult the principal investigators directly for details on obtaining access to the data and documentation:

Dr. William G. Axinn

Population Studies Center

University of Michigan

426 Thompson St., PO Box 1248

Ann Arbor, MI 48106

email: baxinn@umich.edu

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Dr. Jennifer S. Barber

Population Studies Center

University of Michigan

426 Thompson St., PO Box 1248

Ann Arbor, MI 48106

email: jebarber@isr.umich.edu

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Dr. Arland Thornton

Population Studies Center

University of Michigan

426 Thompson St., PO Box 1248

Ann Arbor, MI 48106

email: arlandt@isr.umich.edu