The age of parents at the birth of their children may have profound implications for the subsequent lifecourse of parents, the functioning of the family, and for child health and well-being. Using historicalcensus data from the Integrated Public Use Micro Series, this research explore three dimensions ofparental age: chronological age (Martin et al. 2009), social age (Mare and Tzeng 1989; Eliason et al.2009), and relationship age (Bachu 1999) from the early 1900s until 2008. Little is known about longtermhistorical shifts in these dimensions of age, and to our knowledge, there has been no systematicinvestigation of their interdependence. This research addresses the transformation of family life byinvestigating historical change in three dimensions of parental age and the ways in which thedimensions are woven together.
|Original language||English (US)|
|State||Published - 2010|
|Event||Population Association of America Annual Meeting 2010 - Hyatt Regency, Dallas, United States|
Duration: Apr 15 2010 → Apr 17 2010
|Conference||Population Association of America Annual Meeting 2010|
|Abbreviated title||PAA 2010|
|Period||4/15/10 → 4/17/10|