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Life Course Research and Social Policies

Negotiating the Life Course

Stability and Change in Life Pathways

Editors: Evans, Ann, Baxter, Janeen (Eds.)

  • Examines unique Australian longitudinal data from a single project
  • Examines the usefulness of broader theories of social change within a specific and historical setting
  • Reports data on findings from a unique ongoing longitudinal study on ways in which men and women negotiate major stages of the life course
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Pathways through the life course have changed considerably in recent decades.  Many of our assumptions about leaving home, starting new relationships and having children have been turned upside down. It is now almost as common to have children prior to marriage as afterwards, and certainly much more common to live together before marrying than to marry without first living together. Women are more likely to remain in the labour force after having children and many families struggle with problems of work-family balance at some stage in their lives, particularly when they have young children. But how much has really changed? Is there really more diversity in how individuals transition through these life course stages, or just variations at the margin with most people following a standard work and family life course?

 

This volume makes use of rich longitudinal data from a unique Australian project to examine these issues. Drawing on broader theories of social change and demographic transitions in an international context, each chapter provides a detailed empirical assessment of the ways in which Australian adults negotiate their work and family lives. In doing so, the volume provides important insight into the ways in which recent demographic, social and economic changes both challenge and reproduce gender divisions.

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“Negotiating the Life Course is an edited volume by Ann Evans and Janeen Baxter that focuses on the life trajectories of Australian men and women. … provides an elaborate compendium that recognizes the closely intertwined relationship between paid work and family in shaping the life course and succeeds in illustrating the driving forces behind life course changes in Australia. In this sense, this volume is a valuable resource for any scholar interested in comparative life-course research and in the Australian case in particular.” (Christian Schmitt, European Journal of Population, Vol. 29, 2013)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Baxter, Janeen (et al.)

    Pages 1-7

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  • The Second Demographic Transition Meets Globalization: A Comprehensive Theory to Understand Changes in Family Formation in an Era of Rising Uncertainty

    Mills, Melinda (et al.)

    Pages 9-33

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  • The Standard Family Life Course: An Assessment of Variability in Life Course Pathways

    Thomson, Elizabeth (et al.)

    Pages 35-52

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  • Generational Change in Leaving the Parental Home

    Evans, Ann

    Pages 53-67

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  • Relationship Pathways and First Birth in Australia

    McDonald, Peter (et al.)

    Pages 69-98

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Hardcover 140,39 €
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Softcover 140,39 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Negotiating the Life Course
Book Subtitle
Stability and Change in Life Pathways
Editors
  • Ann Evans
  • Janeen Baxter
Series Title
Life Course Research and Social Policies
Series Volume
1
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht.
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-8912-0
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-8912-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-8911-3
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9700-0
Series ISSN
2211-7776
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 234
Topics