This work features an in-depth quantitative and qualitative set of studies on family issues in early adulthood among young adults born in Sweden of Swedish, Polish, and Turkish origins. The results are analyzed to explore the educational attainment of Swedish young adults of different origins, their transitions to marriage and cohabitation, inter-ethnic partnering, and the balance between work and family. The quantitative analyses are further enhanced by anthropologists' examinations of transitions to adulthood by young men and women. These analyses add depth to the survey findings, and are the basis for creating a new understanding of the diversity among these communities in Sweden. This integrated volume represents the work of an interdisciplinary team of demographers, sociologists, and anthropologists whose findings are compared to immigration and family transitions in Sweden, Norway, and other similar communities throughout Europe.
Eva Bernhardt is Professor of Sociology at Stockholm University, Sweden. She received her Ph.D. in demography from the University of Pennsylvania. Calvin Goldscheider is Professor of Sociology and Judaic Studies at Brown University, and is affiliated with their Population Studies and Training Center. He received his Ph.D. in sociology at Brown University. Frances Goldscheider is Professor of Sociology at Brown University, and is affiliated with their Population Studies and Training Center. She received her Ph.D. in demography at the University of Pennsylvania. Gunilla Bjeren, (Ph.D., Stockholm) is Director of the Center for the Study of Gender at Stockholm University, Sweden.
Part 1 List of Figures Part 2 List of Tables Part 3 Preface Chapter 4 Immigration, Gender, and Family Transition to Adulthood in Sweden Chapter 5 Studying Family Transitions to Adulthood Part 6 Part II Chapter 7 Educational Attainment in Context Chapter 8 Marriage and Cohabitation Chapter 9 Outpartnering and Integration: Attitutdes and Behavior of Young Adults in Sweden Chapter 10 Gender and Work-Family Balance Chapter 11 Experiencing the Transition to Adulthood: Young Adults of Polish Origins Chapter 12 The Transition to Adulthood among Turkish Families in Sweden Chapter 13 Immigrants in Norway and Sweden in Family Context Chapter 14 Transitions to Adulthood: How Unique is Sweden in the European Context? Chapter 15 What Have We Learned and What Is Next? Comparing Family Transitions to Adulthood in Sweden Part 16 References Part 17 Authors and Contributors Part 18 Index