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Author: Harrati, Amal
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1. Stewart, Holly
Modrek, Sepideh
Harrati, Amal
Work-Life Trajectories in Young Adulthood: Insights Across Generations of American Women
Presented: Chicago IL, Population Association of America Annual Meeting, April 2017
Cohort(s): NLSY79, NLSY97
Publisher: Population Association of America
Keyword(s): Cohabitation; Intergenerational Patterns/Transmission; Labor Force Participation; Marital Status

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In the United States, generations of women differ substantially in their labor market and socialization experiences when young, and a rich social sciences literature registers salient changes in labor market participation, cohabitation, marriage, and parenthood over the past half-century. A more concerted study of patterning of sociodemographic variables in time may provide key insights regarding patterns of social stratification across generations as well as long-run outcomes including lifetime earnings, risk of poverty in old age, life-expectancy, and overall health. In the present study, we explore work-life trajectories in young adulthood across two generations of American women using data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1979 and 1997 and identify sociologically meaningful, parsimonious set of work-life trajectories within each generation using sequence analysis. The present study adds to previous efforts to characterize work-life trajectories through inclusion of "disemployment" and "cohabitation" in our definitions of employment status and marital status, respectively.
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Stewart, Holly, Sepideh Modrek and Amal Harrati. "Work-Life Trajectories in Young Adulthood: Insights Across Generations of American Women." Presented: Chicago IL, Population Association of America Annual Meeting, April 2017.