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When do people become adults? The Uruguayan case

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  • Frank Furstenberg
  • Natalia Melgar

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    (Departamento de Economía, Facultad de Ciencias Sociales, Universidad de la República)

  • Máximo Rossi

    ()
    (Departamento de Economía, Facultad de Ciencias Sociales, Universidad de la República)

Abstract

We explore what are the key facts that Uruguayans consider relevant for being an adult. In particular, we assess the linkages between adulthood and skills, income, labor market participation and marital status, among others personal attributes. With the aim of identifying behavioral patterns, we estimate ordered probit models. Our dataset is the 2008 survey carried out by the International Social Survey Program in Uruguay.This article points out that gender, age and the educational level are critical factors for understanding opinions about adulthood. Moreover, we extend previous findings by showing that living some circumstances does not make people to consider that they are relevant experiences. For example, regarding parenthood, there are non-significant differences between those who have had a child and those who have not.

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Paper provided by Department of Economics - dECON in its series Documentos de Trabajo (working papers) with number 2611.

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Length: 15 pages
Date of creation: Oct 2011
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Handle: RePEc:ude:wpaper:2611

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Keywords: adulthood; transition; life course; Uruguay;

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  1. Francesco C. Billari & Chris Wilson, 2001. "Convergence towards diversity? Cohort dynamics in the transition to adulthood in contemporary Western Europe," MPIDR Working Papers WP-2001-039, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany.
  2. Larry Bumpass & Ronald Rindfuss & Richard Jamosik, 1978. "Age and marital status at first birth and the pace of subsequent fertility," Demography, Springer, vol. 15(1), pages 75-86, February.
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  1. When do people become adults? The Uruguayan case
    by Maximo Rossi in Wikiprogress América Latina on 2012-09-13 18:24:00

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