This book places changes in leaving and returning home in the context of the major events of 20th century America. The authors examine the reasons children ultimately leave home to live on their own and how the pattern has changed throughout the 20th century. Using data from the National Survey of Families and Households, Goldscheider and Goldscheider have constructed these patterns for when children leave home and what the most important criteria for doing so are to different groups in America, including men, women, Blacks, Hispanics, Whites, and different religious groups and social classes.
Leaving and Returning Home in 20th Century America
Leaving and Returning Home 20th Century America
Out of the Nest
Back to the Nest
Runaways and Stay-at-Homes
The Changing Role of Regional Communities
Who Left Whom? The Effects of Childhood Family Structure
Sons and Daughters
Leaving and Returning to the Feathered Nest
The Shifting Ethnic Mosaic
Religious Transformation and Family Values
What Is New in Nest-Leaving in 20th Century America?