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Author: Zimmerle, Denise M.
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1. McLaughlin, Steven D.
Melber, Barbara D.
Billy, John O. G.
Zimmerle, Denise M.
The Changing Lives of American Women
Chapel Hill NC: University of North Carolina Press, 1988
Cohort(s): Mature Women, Young Women
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Keyword(s): Attitudes; Behavior; Childbearing; Childbearing, Premarital/Nonmarital; Educational Attainment; Labor Force Participation; Life Course; Life Cycle Research; Marital Status; Sexual Activity; Women

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This book traces the basic demographic, behavioral, and attitudinal changes in the life course of three generations of American women. It looks closely at behavioral changes in educational attainment, marital patterns, premarital sexual behavior, labor force participation, and childbearing. The authors use data from the NLS of Mature Women and Young Women to examine attitudinal changes over the years 1967 to 1982. Various roles or life course stages, i.e., that of student, job holder, wife, employed wife, mother, employed mother, etc., were constructed for four separate five year birth cohorts of women and analyzed for the years 1960 to 1980. Finally, changes in life course plans (percent planning to be homemakers at age 35), attitude of women toward full-time employment of mothers, and attitude toward mothers' working when husband disapproves were examined by cohort, life course stage, and year.
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McLaughlin, Steven D., Barbara D. Melber, John O. G. Billy and Denise M. Zimmerle. The Changing Lives of American Women. Chapel Hill NC: University of North Carolina Press, 1988.