Same or opposite? Parent effects on family formation

Fasang, Anette Eva ; Raab, Marcel

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Document Type: Conference or workshop publication
Year of publication: 2012
Book title: EPC 2012 : European Population Conference 2012, 13-16 June 2012, Stockholm, Sweden
The title of a journal, publication series: Proceedings of the European Population Conference / Council of Europe
Page range: 1-23
Conference title: EPC 2012
Location of the conference venue: Stockholm, Sweden
Date of the conference: 13.-16.06.2012
Place of publication: The Hague ; Stockholm
Publishing house: European Association for Population Studies (EAPS) ; Stockholm University Demography Unit, SUDA
Publication language: English
Institution: School of Social Sciences > Bildungs- u. Familiensoziologie (Juniorprofessur) (Raab 2015-2020)
Subject: 150 Psychology
300 Social sciences, sociology, anthropology
Abstract: Research about parent effects on family behavior traditionally examines intergenerational transmission: whether children adopt the same family behavior as their parents. In this article, we draw attention to empirical regularities where children follow opposite family formation trajectories as their parents. Such regularities are stable parent effects on family behavior, even though there is no direct intergenerational transmission. We use data from the Longitudinal Study of Generations (LSOG, N=461 parent-child dyads) and propose an innovative application of multichannel sequence analysis and cluster analysis to analyze family formation trajectories between age 15 and age 40 holistically. Results show clusters of both ‘same’ and ‘opposite’ parent - child family formation. We conclude that, by focusing on average effects, regression-based methods for studying intergenerational transmission may loose sight of regularities where children shape their family formation in opposition to the template observed in their parents.
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