Location

Victoria South Ballroom, Ottawa Marriott Hotel

Event Website

http://sociology.uwo.ca/cluster/en/projects/knowledge_mobilization/2015/2015_conference/index.html#2015 Conference

Start Date

19-3-2015 12:30 PM

End Date

19-3-2015 12:45 PM

Description

Poster Presentation

This paper aims to analyse the pathways to adulthood in Uruguay by means of biographical data collected from the National Youth Surveys (NYS) carried out in 1990 and 2008. Two complementary strategies are used to accomplish this objective. Firstly, the evolution of typical sequences in the pathway to adulthood of Uruguayan young women from two cohorts (1961-1965 and 1979-1983) is analysed through sequence analysis. These analyses address four events indicating the pathway to adulthood: home leaving, school leaving, first job and first birth. Secondly, the variations in the timing of the first birth are analysed using the combination of the other three events by order of occurrence as the main independent variable. Such combination is introduced in the survival analysis as a time-varying variable and it enables identifying states that are more likely to delay or induce the first birth. Thus, this paper provides some keys to the changes in the pathway to adulthood, understood as a single process rather than a sum of events. Also, it allows understanding the relations between the types of pathways to adulthood and the first birth at a younger age. We find a high degree of heterogeneity in the pathways to adulthood, which is rooted in the unequal social structure. While some women experience fast routes to adult roles, others delay even the take off of the transition to adulthood. School insertion plays a key role in explaining these differences.


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Mar 19th, 12:30 PM Mar 19th, 12:45 PM

Pathways to Adulthood in Uruguay

Victoria South Ballroom, Ottawa Marriott Hotel

Poster Presentation

This paper aims to analyse the pathways to adulthood in Uruguay by means of biographical data collected from the National Youth Surveys (NYS) carried out in 1990 and 2008. Two complementary strategies are used to accomplish this objective. Firstly, the evolution of typical sequences in the pathway to adulthood of Uruguayan young women from two cohorts (1961-1965 and 1979-1983) is analysed through sequence analysis. These analyses address four events indicating the pathway to adulthood: home leaving, school leaving, first job and first birth. Secondly, the variations in the timing of the first birth are analysed using the combination of the other three events by order of occurrence as the main independent variable. Such combination is introduced in the survival analysis as a time-varying variable and it enables identifying states that are more likely to delay or induce the first birth. Thus, this paper provides some keys to the changes in the pathway to adulthood, understood as a single process rather than a sum of events. Also, it allows understanding the relations between the types of pathways to adulthood and the first birth at a younger age. We find a high degree of heterogeneity in the pathways to adulthood, which is rooted in the unequal social structure. While some women experience fast routes to adult roles, others delay even the take off of the transition to adulthood. School insertion plays a key role in explaining these differences.

https://ir.lib.uwo.ca/pclc_conf/2015/Day1/15

 

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