ix, 443 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
9780226798660 cloth alkaline paper 0226798666 cloth alkaline paper
Population and development (Chicago, Ill.)
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages -428) and index.
Formatted Contents Note
Introduction Historical perspectives on marriage Comparing marriage, cohabitation, and being single Entering marital and cohabiting unions Influence of parental youth factors before birth of study child Influence of parental factors during childhood and adolescence of the children The courtship process and union formation Religious affiliation and commitment The influence of attitudes, values, and beliefs Educational influences Work, earnings potential, and career aspiration Conclusions.