Publication


Brons, M. D. (Anne)
Cross-National Variation in the Link Between Parental Socio-Economic Status and Union Formation and Dissolution Processes
Social Background and the Demographic Life Course: Cross-National Comparisons, Springer International Publishing, 2021, ISBN 978-3-030-67345-1
DOI, ISBN, JabRef BibTex, Abstract
The main objective of this chapter is to understand the link between parental socio-economic status (SES) and union formation and dissolution processes from a cross-national comparative perspective. According to the Second Demographic Transition (SDT) theory, it can be expected that the impact of parental background on these union dynamics differs across societal contexts. Integrated results from prior studies using meta-analytical tools indicate that in many European countries, young adults from advantaged backgrounds delay their first co-residential union and have a higher risk to dissolve their union compared to young adults from disadvantaged backgrounds. The strength of this link between parental SES and union dynamics varies across countries. There is suggestive evidence that the link between parental SES and union dynamics is weakest in North-Western European countries that are most advanced in the SDT. However, next to these SDT-related indicators that focus more on cultural change, institutional country-level indicators, like the extent of educational expansion, and economic country-level indicators, such as the level of economic uncertainty, might also play a role.

Reference


@incollection{bronsCrossNationalVariationLink2021,
  author = {Brons, M. D. (Anne)},
  title = {Cross-National Variation in the Link Between Parental Socio-Economic Status and Union Formation and Dissolution Processes},
  year = {2021},
  booktitle = {Social Background and the Demographic Life Course: Cross-National Comparisons},
  publisher = {Springer International Publishing},
  pages = {17-34},
  doi = {10.1007/978-3-030-67345-1_2},
  isbn = {978-3-030-67345-1},
  timestamp = {10.01.2022},
  editor = {Liefbroer, Aart C. and Zoutewelle-Terovan, Mioara},
  address = {Cham},
  abstract = {The main objective of this chapter is to understand the link between parental socio-economic status (SES) and union formation and dissolution processes from a cross-national comparative perspective. According to the Second Demographic Transition (SDT) theory, it can be expected that the impact of parental background on these union dynamics differs across societal contexts. Integrated results from prior studies using meta-analytical tools indicate that in many European countries, young adults from advantaged backgrounds delay their first co-residential union and have a higher risk to dissolve their union compared to young adults from disadvantaged backgrounds. The strength of this link between parental SES and union dynamics varies across countries. There is suggestive evidence that the link between parental SES and union dynamics is weakest in North-Western European countries that are most advanced in the SDT. However, next to these SDT-related indicators that focus more on cultural change, institutional country-level indicators, like the extent of educational expansion, and economic country-level indicators, such as the level of economic uncertainty, might also play a role.}
}
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