Recent trends in rates of household headship and headship differentials by sex and color are examined within the context of a model that expresses the likelihood of heading an independent household as a function of age, marital status, parental status, and individual money income. The parameters of this model are consistent with predictions derived from a “life-course” perspective and are stable across period, sex, and color. Nonetheless, residual effects of period, sex, and color persist even after the independent variables are taken into account.
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Santi, L.L. Household Headship Among Unmarried Persons in the United States, 1970–1985. Demography 27, 219–232 (1990). https://doi.org/10.2307/2061450
- Black Woman
- Household Headship
- Living Arrangement
- Marital Disruption
- Household Formation