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11.11.2019 Open Access

Contribution of the Rise in Cohabiting Parenthood to Family Instability: Cohort Change in Italy, Great Britain, and Scandinavia

In this study, we investigate through microsimulation the link between cohabiting parenthood and family instability. We identify mechanisms through which increases in cohabiting parenthood may contribute to overall increases in separation among …

Elizabeth Thomson, Maria Winkler-Dworak, Éva Beaujouan


Does Hypersegregation Matter for Black-White Socioeconomic Disparities?

Massey and Denton’s concept of hypersegregation describes how multiple and distinct forms of black-white segregation lead to high levels of black-white stratification. However, numerous studies assessing the association between segregation and …

Chris Hess, Ryan Gabriel, Christine Leibbrand, Kyle Crowder


Gradual Change, Homeostasis, and Punctuated Equilibrium: Reconsidering Patterns of Health in Later Life

Longitudinal methods aggregate individual health histories to produce inferences about aging populations, but to what extent do these summaries reflect the experiences of older adults? We describe the assumption of gradual change built into …

Michal Engelman, Heide Jackson


Heterogeneous Consequences of Teenage Childbearing

This study finds heterogeneous effects of teen childbearing on education and labor market outcomes across socioeconomic status and race. Using miscarriages to put bounds on the causal effects of teen childbearing, results show that teen …

Devon Gorry

11.11.2019 | Acknowledgments

Acknowledgment of Reviewers


Fragmentation or Diversification? Ethnoracial Change and the Social and Economic Heterogeneity of Places

Our study investigates the diversification and fragmentation theses, fueled by claims that greater diversity is reshaping the social fabric of American life and that the United States is an increasingly fragmented nation. We take a …

Laura Tach, Barrett Lee, Michael Martin, Lauren Hannscott


Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage Matters for the Subjective Well-being of Individuals in Same-Sex Unions

We investigate whether the subjective well-being of individuals in same-sex unions improved following the legalization of same-sex marriage in England and Wales in March 2014. We employ repeated cross-sectional data from the 2011–2016 Annual …

Diederik Boertien, Daniele Vignoli


Life and Death in the American City: Men’s Life Expectancy in 25 Major American Cities From 1990 to 2015

The past several decades have witnessed growing geographic disparities in life expectancy within the United States, yet the mortality experience of U.S. cities has received little attention. We examine changes in men’s life expectancy at birth for …

Andrew Fenelon, Michel Boudreaux

28.10.2019 | Correction

Correction to: Determinants of Influenza Mortality Trends: Age-Period-Cohort Analysis of Influenza Mortality in the United States, 1959–2016

First, we use Lexis surfaces based on Serfling models to highlight influenza mortality patterns as well as to identify lingering effects of early-life exposure to specific influenza virus subtypes (e.g., H1N1, H3N2).

Enrique Acosta, Stacey A. Hallman, Lisa Y. Dillon, Nadine Ouellette, Robert Bourbeau, D. Ann Herring, Kris Inwood, David J. D. Earn, Joaquin Madrenas, Matthew S. Miller, Alain Gagnon


Multiple-Partner Fertility and Cohort Change in the Prevalence of Half-Siblings

The transformation of the American family under the second demographic transition has created more opportunities for parents to have children with multiple partners, but data limitations have hampered prevalence estimates of multiple-partner …

Mariana Amorim, Laura M. Tach

29.08.2019 | Correction Open Access

Correction to: Fraying Families: Demographic Divergence in the Parental Safety Net

The article [Fraying Families: Demographic Divergence in the Parental Safety Net] written by [Heeju Sohn], was originally published electronically on the publisher’s internet portal (currently SpringerLink) on [1 July 2019] without open access.

Heeju Sohn