By Ann Evans,Janeen Baxter

Pathways throughout the lifestyles direction have replaced significantly in fresh many years.  Many of our assumptions approximately leaving domestic, beginning new relationships and having youngsters were grew to become the other way up. it truly is now virtually as universal to have youngsters ahead of marriage as afterwards, and definitely even more universal to stay jointly sooner than marrying than to marry with no first dwelling jointly. girls usually tend to stay within the labour strength after having kids and lots of households fight with difficulties of work-family stability for the duration of their lives, fairly once they have young ones. yet how a lot has relatively replaced? Is there relatively extra range in how contributors transition via those lifestyles path phases, or simply diversifications on the margin with most folk following a typical paintings and relatives existence course?


This quantity uses wealthy longitudinal facts from a distinct Australian venture to envision those matters. Drawing on broader theories of social switch and demographic transitions in a world context, each one bankruptcy offers an in depth empirical review of the ways that Australian adults negotiate their paintings and kinfolk lives. In doing so, the quantity presents vital perception into the ways that contemporary demographic, social and financial alterations either problem and reproduce gender divisions.

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