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© 2003

Young, Free and Single?

Twenty-somethings and Household Change

Book

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Sue Heath, Elizabeth Cleaver
    Pages 1-10
  3. Sue Heath, Elizabeth Cleaver
    Pages 11-26
  4. Sue Heath, Elizabeth Cleaver
    Pages 27-53
  5. Sue Heath, Elizabeth Cleaver
    Pages 54-72
  6. Sue Heath, Elizabeth Cleaver
    Pages 73-88
  7. Sue Heath, Elizabeth Cleaver
    Pages 89-108
  8. Sue Heath, Elizabeth Cleaver
    Pages 109-124
  9. Sue Heath, Elizabeth Cleaver
    Pages 125-143
  10. Sue Heath, Elizabeth Cleaver
    Pages 144-160
  11. Sue Heath, Elizabeth Cleaver
    Pages 161-179
  12. Sue Heath, Elizabeth Cleaver
    Pages 180-193
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 194-225

About this book

Introduction

In the context of the ongoing destandardization of young people's lives, this book explores changing patterns of household formation amongst contemporary 20-somethings and the implications of these changes for the ways in which they relate to friends, parents and partners. The book points to the growing polarization between the experiences of graduates and non-graduates, and highlights changing expectations and attitudes towards intimacy and 'settling down' amongst these groups.

Keywords

family research youth

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.School of Social SciencesUniversity of SouthamptonUK
  2. 2.National Foundation for Educational ResearchUK

About the authors

SUE HEATH is a Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Southampton, and Co-Convenor of the British Sociological Association's Youth Study Group. Previous publications include Sociological Research Methods in Context (with Fiona Devine) and Times in the Making (editor with Graham Crow).

ELIZABETH CLEAVER is a Senior Research Officer at the National Foundation for Educational Research and is a Visiting Fellow at the University of Southampton.

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