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Author: Barban, Nicola
Resulting in 2 citations.
1. Sironi, Maria
Barban, Nicola
Impicciatore, Roberto
Parental Social Class and the Transition to Adulthood in Italy and the United States
Advances in Life Course Research 26 (December 2015): 89-104.
Also: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1040260815000532
Cohort(s): NLSY79
Publisher: Elsevier
Keyword(s): Cross-national Analysis; Italy/Italian Social Surveys; Parental Influences; Socioeconomic Background; Socioeconomic Status (SES); Transition, Adulthood

Compared to older cohorts, young adults in developed societies delay their transition to adulthood. Yet within cohorts, variations in timing and sequencing of events still remain. A major determinant of life course differences is social class. This characteristic can influence the sequence of events in terms of socioeconomic inequalities through a different availability of opportunities for social mobility. Several studies show that in North America, a higher familial status tends to decrease the complexity of trajectories, while the opposite effect has been found in Southern Europe.

This research examines the sequence of transitions, highlighting in a comparative perspective how life trajectories are influenced by parental social class in the United States and Italy. The main result of the analysis is that the effect of parental status is in fact different across countries, however in an unforeseen way based on what the literature on the topic has found so far.

Bibliography Citation
Sironi, Maria, Nicola Barban and Roberto Impicciatore. "Parental Social Class and the Transition to Adulthood in Italy and the United States." Advances in Life Course Research 26 (December 2015): 89-104.
2. Sironi, Maria
Barban, Nicola
Impicciatore, Roberto
The Role of Parental Social Class in the Transition to Adulthood: a Sequence Analysis Approach in Italy and the United States
Presented: Busan, Republic of Korea, IUSSP International Population Conference, August 2013
Cohort(s): NLSY79
Publisher: International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP)
Keyword(s): Cross-national Analysis; Economic Independence; Family Background; Italy/Italian Social Surveys; Socioeconomic Status (SES); Transition, Adulthood

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In comparison to older cohorts, younger men and women in the developed societies delay their transition to adulthood and follow more complex trajectories. However, within cohorts there remain variations in timing and sequencing of events. Two of the major determinants of life course events related to transition to adulthood, and in particular family formation, are gender and social class. These two characteristics can influence the sequence of events characterizing the transition to adulthood in terms of socioeconomic inequalities through a different availability of opportunities for social mobility. Several studies show that in North America, a higher familiar status tends to decrease the complexity of trajectories or, in other words, to push towards a more "traditional" pattern, i.e. a trajectory in which the end of education and the first job precedes union formation, which in turn precedes parenthood. On the other hand, it has been highlighted that in Europe the familiar status has a different effect with an increasing complexity among higher status. The aim of the research is to examine in details the sequences of transitions highlighting, in a comparative perspective, how the life trajectories are influenced by parental social class and gender in the US and Italy.
Bibliography Citation
Sironi, Maria, Nicola Barban and Roberto Impicciatore. "The Role of Parental Social Class in the Transition to Adulthood: a Sequence Analysis Approach in Italy and the United States." Presented: Busan, Republic of Korea, IUSSP International Population Conference, August 2013.