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Demographic life transitions: and alternative theoretical paradigm

McDonald, Peter


Event history analyses, while useful, have limited explanatory power in relation to demographic life transitions. This is because demographic behaviour has a future orientation. People marry, cohabit, have children, divorce or migrate primarily because they have expectations or hopes about how these transitions will affect their lives. Individuals weigh up alternatives about their future within their personal and cultural context. The paper proposes and develops a holistic appraoch to the...[Show more]

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Date published: 1996
Type: Journal article


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