Intergenerational Influences on Adolescent Transitions (ICPSR 34512)

Principal Investigator(s): Hindin, Michelle J., Johns Hopkins University. Population, Family and Reproductive Health


This project focused on the timing and predictors of demographic decisions adolescents make as they move toward adulthood. Decisions made during adolescence, such as timing of marriage, fertility-related behavior, and school to work transitions are critical to the remainder of the life course. The Cebu Longitudinal Health and Nutrition Survey (CLHNS) began with over 3,000 pregnant women in 1983. Since that time, over 2,000 of the women and over 2,000 children born in 1983-1984 have been extensively followed. Two more rounds of data were collected in 2002 and 2005, when the adolescents were 18 and 21 years of age. This project collected data on adolescents' cohabiting partners in 2002 and 2005, adding to existing data on decision-making collected from mothers in 1994. With the CLHNS, this project tests the hypothesis that household decision-making, conceptualized as measures of autonomy and relative power, is important as adolescents make key demographic decisions.

Access Notes

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

Study Description


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:    adolescents, decision making, life events, life plans, marriage, young adults

Geographic Coverage:    Cebu, Global, Philippines

Data Collection Notes:

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

Dr. Michelle Hindin

Population, Family and Reporductive Health

615 N. Wolfe Street, E4546

Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, MD 21205