Sibling similarity in family formation

Raab, Marcel ; Erola, Jani ; Fasang, Anette Eva ; Karhula, Aleksi

Document Type: Conference or workshop publication
Year of publication: 2013
Book title: Sunbelt 33 : International Network for Social Network Analysis : May 21 - 26, 2013, Hamburg, Germany : abstracts
The title of a journal, publication series: Abstracts Sunbelt
Page range: 244
Conference title: XXXIII Sunbelt Social Networks Conference of the International Network for Social Network Analysis (INSNA)
Location of the conference venue: Hamburg, Germany
Date of the conference: 21.-26.05.2013
Place of publication: Marietta, GA
Publishing house: International Network for Social Network Analysis
Publication language: English
Institution: School of Social Sciences > Bildungs- u. Familiensoziologie (Juniorprofessur) (Raab 2015-2020)
Subject: 150 Psychology
300 Social sciences, sociology, anthropology
Abstract: Sibling studies have been the method of choice to study the effect of family background -everything siblings share -on socioeconomic and demographic outcomes. Recent research on family formation emphasizes that single fertility and partnership transitions are embedded in a holistic process of family formation that unfolds over time. The analytical contribution of this study is to combine a dyadic sibling approach with sequence analysis to disentangle the mechanisms that link family background to family formation trajectories. We use Finnish register data from 1987 until 2007 to construct family formation sequences for sibling dyads and randomly paired dyads from age 18 to 30. The empirical analysis employs sequence analysis and dyadic regression analysis. The sequence analysis shows that siblings' family formation trajectories are indeed more similar than thoseof randomly paired dyads, particularly for same sex siblings. The dyadic regression analysis compares sibling dyads with randomly paired dyads in a fully interacted model by sibship status. Preliminary findings indicate that the same mechanisms that drivesimilarity in family formation in general, also generate sibling similarity in family formation but the effect sizes for siblings are larger. This applies to high education,stability of the parental marriage, and low age difference. However, regional proximity only generates similarity among siblings but not among randomly paired dyads. This supports local contagion as one of the main driving forces of sibling similarity in family formation.
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