The changing demography of mid-life, from the 1980s to the 2000s

Demey, Dieter, Berrington, Ann, Evandrou, Maria and Falkingham, Jane (2011) The changing demography of mid-life, from the 1980s to the 2000s At BSPS Conference 2011, United Kingdom. 07 - 09 Sep 2011.


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This study examines changes between 1984 and 2007 in the demographic and socio-economic circumstances of British men and women in mid-life. Changing living arrangements in mid-life reflect historical changes in the occurrence and timing of life events such as marriage and parenthood, as well as increased longevity. In order to place mid-life in this wider demographic context, the paper first reviews changes over time in kin availability across the adult life course using the British Household Panel Survey (2001) and Understanding Society (2009). The paper goes on to use data from the General Household Survey (1984–2007) to document shifts over time in living arrangements for those aged 20–79. In the final part of the paper we focus specifically on those aged between 45 and 64 and examine how their characteristics in terms of marital status, educational attainment, activity status and housing tenure have changed over the past quarter century.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Venue - Dates: BSPS Conference 2011, United Kingdom, 2011-09-07 - 2011-09-09
Organisations: Faculty of Social, Human and Mathematical Sciences
ePrint ID: 200019
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9 September 2011Published
Date Deposited: 21 Oct 2011 10:41
Last Modified: 18 Apr 2017 01:26
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