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Family change and migration in the life course

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  • Hill Kulu

    (University of St Andrews)

  • Nadja Milewski

    (Universität Rostock)

Abstract

This article is an introduction to Special Collection 6 of Demographic Research whose articles investigate the interrelations between the family and migration behaviour of individuals in industrialised countries. We first review the life-course approach and previous research on the interplay between family change and migration. We then describe the contribution of the articles in the collection. This is followed by a discussion of selected issues raised in the papers and an outline of future research avenues. We argue that the life-course approach and event-history analysis offer a fruitful framework to examine how individuals simultaneously structure their family lives and residential trajectories, and thus shape demographic change in society.

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  • Hill Kulu & Nadja Milewski, 2007. "Family change and migration in the life course," Demographic Research, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany, vol. 17(19), pages 567-590, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:dem:demres:v:17:y:2007:i:19
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    1. Lars Dommermuth & Sebastian Klüsener, 2017. "Formation and realisation of moving intentions across the adult life course," MPIDR Working Papers WP-2017-006, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany.
    2. Hill Kulu & Tina Hannemann, 2016. "Introduction to research on immigrant and ethnic minority families in Europe," Demographic Research, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany, vol. 35(2), pages 31-46, July.
    3. Allan Puur & Leen Rahnu & Liili Abuladze & Luule Sakkeus & Sergei Zakharov, 2017. "Childbearing among first- and second-generation Russians in Estonia against the background of the sending and host countries," Demographic Research, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany, vol. 36(41), pages 1209-1254, April.
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    5. Tina Hannemann & Hill Kulu, 2015. "Union formation and dissolution among immigrants and their descendants in the United Kingdom," Demographic Research, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany, vol. 33(10), pages 273-312, August.
    6. Nadja Milewski & Hill Kulu, 2014. "Mixed Marriages in Germany: A High Risk of Divorce for Immigrant-Native Couples," European Journal of Population, Springer;European Association for Population Studies, vol. 30(1), pages 89-113, February.
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    Keywords

    event history analysis; family; fertility; life course analysis; migration; residential mobility;

    JEL classification:

    • J1 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics
    • Z0 - Other Special Topics - - General

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