Measuring Developmental Idealism in Family Life (Albania)

Arjan Gjonca, P.I.

This dataset contains a complete fertility history, and values and norms from women ages 15-64 in 1200 households, plus developmental idealism measures from both women and men living in those same households. The sample is a subset of a 5000 household UNICEF survey; household level information, individual household member information, and child-specific measures were also collected and are available for each respondent interviewed in the sample subset.


Dec 8: Arland Thornton revisits his 2001 PAA Presidential Address on "Reading History Sideways."

Recent Pub

Special Issue On Developmental Idealism, Sociology of Development, 2019.

Recent Pub

Allendorf, Thornton, Mitchell, and Young-Demarco. "The Influence of Developmental Idealism on Marital Attitudes, Expectations, and Timing." Journal of Family Issues.

Reading History Sideways

The method of reading history sideways is described and critiqued by Arland Thornton

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Developmental Idealism
Population Studies Center
University of Michigan