Research Paper CPC Briefing Papers 44
UK second generation young adults’ expectations for living together, marriage and parenthood
Do current adolescents’ cohabitation, marriage and parenthood expectations differ by ethnic group? Are differences similar for men and women? Are ethnic differences mediated by individual or parental socio-economic characteristics? This research explores whether family transitions among descendants of post second-world-war immigrants are converging towards those of white British young adults. We do this by examining 16-21 year-olds expectations about living together, marriage and parenthood collected in the Understanding Society household survey.