Men's Differing Work Trajectories and Fatherhood

Nan M. Astone, Johns Hopkins University
Jacinda K. Dariotis, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Freya Sonenstein, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Joseph H. Pleck, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

In this paper we ask whether U.S. men can be usefully classified into distinct groups with respect to their trajectories of work effort from adolescence to adulthood. In addition, assuming such groups can be distinguished, we ask how their patterns of fathering differ across these groups. Our data come from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth, 1979 cohort, and our methods are latent class analysis.

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Presented in Session 48: Work and Family: A Father's Perspective