Negotiating the Life Course: Stability and Change in Life by Ann Evans,Janeen Baxter

By Ann Evans,Janeen Baxter

Pathways throughout the lifestyles path have replaced significantly in contemporary many years.  Many of our assumptions approximately leaving domestic, beginning new relationships and having young ones were grew to become the wrong way up. it's now nearly as universal to have young ones ahead of marriage as afterwards, and definitely even more universal to stay jointly ahead of marrying than to marry with no first dwelling jointly. girls usually tend to stay within the labour strength after having young children and plenty of households fight with difficulties of work-family stability all through their lives, rather after they have childrens. yet how a lot has relatively replaced? Is there quite extra variety in how participants transition via those existence path phases, or simply diversifications on the margin with most folk following a customary paintings and kinfolk lifestyles course?


This quantity uses wealthy longitudinal facts from a different Australian undertaking to check those matters. Drawing on broader theories of social swap and demographic transitions in a global context, every one bankruptcy offers an in depth empirical review of the ways that Australian adults negotiate their paintings and kinfolk lives. In doing so, the amount offers vital perception into the ways that fresh demographic, social and fiscal adjustments either problem and reproduce gender divisions.

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