alexa Parenthood, Childlessness, and Well-Being: A Life Course Perspective.
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Journal of Womens Health Care

Author(s): Umberson D, Pudrovska T, Reczek C

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Abstract This article reviews recent research (1999 - 2009) on the effects of parenthood on wellbeing. We use a life course framework to consider how parenting and childlessness influence well-being throughout the adult life course. We place particular emphasis on social contexts and how the impact of parenthood on well-being depends on marital status, gender, race/ethnicity, and socioeconomic status. We also consider how recent demographic shifts lead to new family arrangements that have implications for parenthood and well-being. These include stepparenting, parenting of grandchildren, and childlessness across the life course.
This article was published in J Marriage Fam and referenced in Journal of Womens Health Care

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