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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Transition To Adulthood In Spain: A Temporal And Territorial Comparison Using Entropy Analysis [transición A La Vida Adulta En España: Una Comparación En El Tiempo Y En El Territorio Utilizando El Análisis De Entropía]
Author: Vieira J.M.
Gamundi P.M.
Abstract: The aim of this research is to examine changes in the transition to adulthood in Spain during the last two decades of the 20th century. The three most important dimensions of this phenomenon are: 1) the transition from the education system to the labour market (entry into the labour market); 2) the process of leaving the parental home to settle in an independent household (leaving home); and 3) the change in family status from being a "child" to a "parent" (family formation). The study is based on the 1981 and 2001 Censuses collected by IPUMS- International (Integrated Public Use of Microdata Series) at the Minnesota Population Center of the University of Minnesota. The method used is the "entropy analysis of status combinations", which offers a synthetic indicator of the transition to adulthood, together with two other indicators: "transition spread" and "age congruity". The results show a great concentration on the transition within a specific age range, and a six-year delay in the transition to adulthood between 1981 and 2001. We conclude that the life course became far more complex during this period, particularly for women. We also observe a territorial convergence in the patterns of transition, as the examples of Catalonia and Galicia prove. Despite our data limitations, this method has proven to be superior to traditionally applied techniques due to its ability to collapse different life course dimensions into a unique crosssectional indicator.
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Date Issue: 2010
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