Volume 17 - Article 19 | Pages 567–590  

Family change and migration in the life course: An introduction

By Hill Kulu, Nadja Milewski

This article is part of the Special Collection 6 "Interdependencies in the Life Course: Family, Fertility, and Migration"

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.

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