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Title: Families in Uncertain Times
Subtitle: Sociological Perspectives on Famlily Formation
Author(s): RUSPINI, Elisabetta
Journal: Marriage, Families & Spirituality
Volume: 24    Issue: 2   Date: 2018   
Pages: 164-178
DOI: 10.2143/INT.24.2.3285669

Abstract :
This article aims to discuss, using secondary sources, some aspects of the relationship between family change and the generational turnover. Particular attention is devoted to the Millennial generation, a group of young people whose birth years roughly range from 1982 to late 1990s (22-36 years old). Today, the Millennial generation has grown old enough to have children. Millennials are clearly delaying marriage longer than any generation before them and are more tolerant than adults in other generations of a wide range of 'nontraditional' behaviors related to marriage and parenting. However, Millennial parents consider having children central to their identity and Millennial fathers are taking active roles as parents. These challenging transformations may exert influence on the intergenerational transmission of values and should be of interest for a number of policy areas that impact on gender roles, families, women, men, and children.

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