Chapter 3. Recent Demographic Trends in the US and Implications for Well-Being

  1. Jacqueline Scott,
  2. Judith Treas and
  3. Martin Richards
  1. Sinikka Elliott and
  2. Debra Umberson

Published Online: 13 DEC 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470999004.ch3

The Blackwell Companion to the Sociology of Families

The Blackwell Companion to the Sociology of Families

How to Cite

Elliott, S. and Umberson, D. (2004) Recent Demographic Trends in the US and Implications for Well-Being, in The Blackwell Companion to the Sociology of Families (eds J. Scott, J. Treas and M. Richards), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Malden, MA, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470999004.ch3

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 13 DEC 2007
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780631221586

Online ISBN: 9780470999004

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Keywords:

  • demographic trends;
  • marriage;
  • divorce;
  • widowhood;
  • cohabitation

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Defining the Family

  • Demographic Trends

  • Implications for Health and Well-Being

  • Health Implications of Relationship Status: Key Debates

  • Demographic Trends: Parenting

  • Parenting: Implications for Health and Well-Being

  • Parenting: Key Debates

  • Family Structure: Implications for Child Health and Well-Being

  • Children in Families: Key Debates

  • Conclusion