Volume 17 - Article 19 | Pages 567-590
Family change and migration in the life course: An introduction
|Date received:||10 Dec 2007|
|Date published:||20 Dec 2007|
|Keywords:||event history analysis, family, fertility, life-course approach, migration, residential mobility|
This article is an introduction to Special Collection 6 of Demographic Research whose articles investigate the interrelations between the family and migration behaviour of individuals in industrialised countries. We first review the life-course approach and previous research on the interplay between family change and migration. We then describe the contribution of the articles in the collection. This is followed by a discussion of selected issues raised in the papers and an outline of future research avenues. We argue that the life-course approach and event-history analysis offer a fruitful framework to examine how individuals simultaneously structure their family lives and residential trajectories, and thus shape demographic change in society.
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