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Interrelationships between childbearing and housing transitions in the family life course

Kulu, Hill and Steele, Fiona (2013) Interrelationships between childbearing and housing transitions in the family life course. Demography, 50 (5). pp. 1687-1714. ISSN 0070-3370

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Identification Number: 10.1007/s13524-013-0216-2


Research has examined the effect of family changes on housing transitions and childbearing patterns within various housing types. Although most research has investigated how an event in one domain of family life depends on the current state in another domain, the interplay between them has been little studied. This study examines the interrelationships between childbearing decisions and housing transitions. We use rich longitudinal register data from Finland and apply multilevel event history analysis to allow for multiple births and housing changes over the life course. We investigate the timing of fertility decisions and housing choices with respect to each other. We model childbearing and housing transitions jointly to control for time-invariant unobserved characteristics of women, which may simultaneously influence their fertility behavior and housing choices, and we show how joint modeling leads to a deeper understanding of the interplay between the two domains of family life.

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Additional Information: © 2013 Springer
Divisions: Statistics
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HA Statistics
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
Date Deposited: 02 Sep 2013 08:56
Last Modified: 17 Jul 2024 05:39
Projects: RES-062-23-2265
Funders: Economic and Social Research Council

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