This book provides evidence of the significance of a society's structure and normative definitions in giving shape to one part of the life course, examining closely a major period of life course transition, the move from adolescence to adulthood in Great Britain.
1. Social Mobility and the Transition to Adulthood in Comparative Perspective 2. An Overview of the British Educational System 3. Conceptualization and Methods of Analysis 4. Leaving School and Entering the Labor Force 5. Becoming Independent: Leaving Home, Cohabitation, Marriage, and Parenthood 6. Settling In: The Early Years in the Labor Force 7. Shaping the Life Course