By Lisa J. Crockett, Rainer K. Silbereisen
The decline of the socialist governments in japanese and significant Europe and the ensuing political and fiscal reorganizations of the Nineties supplied a dramatic representation of the far-reaching results of social switch. this significant quantity considers the strategies by which societal adjustments exert an impression at the process adolescent improvement and children' social and mental adjustment. also, numerous chapters determine person and contextual elements that could regulate the influence of social switch and improve the chance of a profitable transition to maturity. bankruptcy authors comprise a various crew of social scientists from Germany, the uk, and the USA.
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Like military service following the Great Depression, the residential preferences of today’s rural youth provide a window on their agency and their potential to overcome the disadvantages of a declining region. We ask whether and how family influences affect such preferences. The desire to settle near family and in one’s “hometown” must eventually be reconciled to the migration requirements of a preferred line of work (Hektner, 1994; Schonert-Reichl & Elliot, 1994). In the case of rural America, some youth have loosened their local attachments by the high school years so that they are free to make plans to live elsewhere.
These young women and their children were seen in the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s, and this timespan allows us to examine the unfolding of the life courses of the original teenage mothers and their first-born children (Baydar, Brooks-Gunn, & Furstenberg, 1993; Brooks-Gunn, Guo, & Furstenberg, 1993; Furstenberg, Brooks-Gunn, & Morgan, 1987). Using the Baltimore Study data set, we examined the characteristics of teenage mothers in 1968 and 1988, looking at two generations within the same families. Our primary interest was to determine if the second generation of teenage mothers fared as well as their mothers at the same point in the life course or if they did less well.
The trajectory from Depression hardship to military service produced substantial gains in adult competence up to midlife. Marriage was a more viable path of escape from hardship than military service for young women at the time. ” In both cohorts, young women tended to rise above the limitations of their Depression childhood through marriage mobility. Overall, we find that war mobilization in the 1940s and 1950s played a critical role in establishing pathways out of disadvantage for the Oakland and Berkeley cohorts.