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The Transition to Marriage

 

 

Introduction

 

 

Trends in Marriage Prevalence and Timing

 

 

Differentials in Age at Marriage

 

 

Factors Affecting the Rise in Age at Marriage

 

 

The Terms and Conditions of Marriage

 

 

Policies and Interventions to Delay Marriage

 

 

Conclusions and Recommendations

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The Transition to Parenthood

 

 

Introduction

 

 

The Timing of the Transition to Parenthood

 

 

Early Childbearing

 

 

The Sequencing of Parenthood with Marriage

 

 

Factors Affecting the Changing Context of First Parenthood

 

 

Policies and Programs

 

 

Conclusions and Recommendations

PART IV: CONCLUSIONS

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The Way Forward

 

 

Introduction

 

 

Context and Change

 

 

Changing Transitions to Adulthood

 

 

Policy and Program Recommendations

 

 

Key Knowledge Gaps

 

 

Directions for Future Research

 

 

Conclusions

References

Appendixes

A

Coverage, Definitions, Methods, and Data

B

Contents: The Changing Transitions to Adulthood: Selected Studies

C

Biographical Sketches of Panel Members and Staff

Index



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