Volume 17 - Article 19 | Pages 567-590

Family change and migration in the life course: An introduction

By Hill Kulu, Nadja Milewski

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Date received:10 Dec 2007
Date published:20 Dec 2007
Word count:6704
Keywords:event history analysis, family, fertility, life-course approach, migration, residential mobility
DOI:10.4054/DemRes.2007.17.19
 

Abstract

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.

Author's Affiliation

Hill Kulu - University of Liverpool, United Kingdom [Email]
Nadja Milewski - Institut national d'études démographiques, France [Email]

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