Family life courses and later life health

Grundy, Emily and Read, Sanna and Kravdal, Oystein and Wolf, Doug (2013) Family life courses and later life health. In: Edinburgh Conference, May 2013, Edinburgh. (Unpublished)

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Life course influences are recognized to be important, but most attention paid to socio-economic (and early life) factors
Largely separate literature has shown differences by marital and household status and social support, more recent attention to partnership and parenting histories
This literature has examined associations between the fertility histories of women (and less usually men) and mortality or health measured at one point in time
Several, but not all, studies show worse health/higher mortality for nulliparous and high parity women (and men).
Early parenthood is associated with poorer later health/mortality (women) and poorer later mental health (women and men)
Late fertility associated better health/lower mortality in both women and men (but some studies the reverse)

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Uncontrolled Keywords: life course
Subjects: 5. Quantitative Data Handling and Data Analysis > 5.17 Quantitative Approaches (other)
Depositing User: PATH User
Date Deposited: 28 Jun 2013 09:30
Last Modified: 14 Jul 2021 13:58

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