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Marriage and Cohabitation$
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Arland Thornton, William G. Axinn, and Yu Xie

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780226798660

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: February 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226798684.001.0001

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Influence of Parental Factors During Childhood and Adolescence of the Children *

Influence of Parental Factors During Childhood and Adolescence of the Children *

(p.155) CHAPTER SIX Influence of Parental Factors During Childhood and Adolescence of the Children *
Marriage and Cohabitation

Arland Thornton

William G. Axinn

Yu Xie

University of Chicago Press

This chapter is motivated by the observation that parental families are not static entities, but dynamic and evolving organizations. Although children may experience many continuities in family life from infancy through childhood and into adolescence, most also experience numerous changes in their family environment. The chapter examines how the children's marital and cohabitation decisions are related to their familial experiences during these years of childhood and early adolescence. Two types of family factors are considered: how the education, employment, childbearing, divorce, and remarriage experience of parents from birth to age fifteen relate to their children's subsequent marital and cohabitation decisions; and how parental financial resources, family-size preferences, attendance at religious services, sex-role attitudes, and relationships with family and friends when the children are age fifteen relate to their own subsequent decisions about marriage and cohabitation.

Keywords:   family, cohabitation, education, employment, childbearing, divorce, remarriage, marriage, family size, financial resources

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