Family Relations in the Transition to Adulthood

Wednesday, 18 July 2018: 10:30-12:20
RC06 Family Research (host committee)

Language: English

Whereas intergenerational relations have been extensively researched in families with young children and in families with elderly parents, family relations in the transition to adulthood are widely underresearched. However, these relations are extremely important for the structuration of the life course trajectories of the adolescents: Societies vary extensively in the extent, how parents serve as a role model for the intergenerational transmission of partnership relationships, parents finance the higher education of their offspring or their housing in the family formation process, provide advice and support in launching their occupational career, serve as a source of emotional support and help in the daily chores of young parents.

The panel aims at bringing together presentations which have studied family relations in adolescence empirically, preferably based on large scale panel studies, providing results on family relations in the transition to adulthood either for one country or in a cross-national comparative perspective. Papers are equally welcome which concentrate on one event or process in the transition to adulthood or investigate the interrelationship between trajectories and how they are influenced by intergenerational interaction and support.

Session Organizer:
Bernhard NAUCK, Department of Sociology, Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany
Bernhard NAUCK, Department of Sociology, Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany
Oral Presentations
Voices of Transition: The Role of Families in Young People’s Transitions
Ulrike ZARTLER, University of Vienna, Austria; Susanne VOGL, Universitat Wien, Austria; Veronika WÖHRER, University of Vienna, Austria
Family and Parental Influence on Family Formation Among Taiwanese Young Adults
Josef MA, Academia Sinica, Taiwan; Chin-Chun YI, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Exploring Associations between Family Building Behaviors and Loneliness in Early Adulthood
Chi CHIAO, National Yang-Ming University, Taiwan; Yu-Hua CHEN, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Work Value Transmission from Parents to Children: Seeds That Sprout in Adolescence and Bear Fruit in Adulthood
Monica Kirkpatrick JOHNSON, Washington State University, USA; Jeylan MORTIMER, University of Minnesota, Department of Sociology, USA; Jutta HECKHAUSEN, University of California at Irvine, USA
Distributed Papers
Home Leaving and Housing Transitions in the Netherlands: Understanding Dependence and Independence between Generations during Early Adulthood
Oana DRUTA, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands; Richard RONALD, Universiteit van Amsterdam, Netherlands
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