Cohorts born at different periods of the 20th century have followed very different partnership and parenting histories with, for example, large differences in proportions having very early or very late births and large variations in proportions never marrying or ever divorcing. Previous research suggests links between these aspects of the life course and health in mid and later life, but results are often conflicting. For example some studies suggest having a child after the age of 40 is associated with lower risks of death and poor health at older ages, others the complete opposite. The conflicts reflect lack of allowance in some studies for other relevant factors and various other problems. Here we will use data from three nationally representative large data sets, two from Britain and one from the USA, to analyse long term effects of partnership and parenting history on health and risk of death after the age of 50 and also to examine antecedents of those following particular parenting and partnership pathways. All the data sets we have chosen include information spanning long periods of peoples lives and all are large enough to allow us to take account of socio-economic differences and differences between people born in different periods



Marital history, health and mortality among older men and women in England and Wales

Author: Emily M.D. Grundy Date: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 Journal article

Women’s fertility and mortality in late mid life : a comparison of three contemporary populations

Author: Emily Grundy Date: Thursday, January 1, 2009 Journal article

Early motherhood and mental health in midlife : a study of British and American cohorts

Author: John Henretta Date: Tuesday, January 1, 2008 Journal article

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Non-Technical Summary

Author: Emily M D Grundy Date: Friday, May 5, 2006 Research summary

Health and mortality for mothers of twins : Analysis from England and Wales and Denmark

Author: C Tomassini Date: Monday, March 6, 2006 Conference paper/presentation

Marital and fertility history, and health and mortality in later life : A longitudinal perspective from England & Wales

Author: Emily M D Grundy Date: Monday, March 6, 2006 Conference paper/presentation

Socioeconomic and health risks of early motherhood

Author: MEJ Wadsworth Date: Monday, March 6, 2006 Conference paper/presentation

Partnership history and health and mortality in later life : An analysis of record linkage data from England and Wales

Author: Emily M D Grundy Date: Monday, March 6, 2006 Conference paper/presentation

Fertility histories and health in mid and later life : Are there health benefits from delayed motherhood?

Author: Emily M D Grundy Date: Monday, March 6, 2006 Conference paper/presentation

Does early motherhood have adverse consequences for later socio-economic circumstances and health? Evidence from two British longitudinal studies

Author: S Butterworth Date: Monday, March 6, 2006 Conference paper/presentation

Partnership history and health and mortality in later life : An analysis of record linkage data for England and Wales

Author: Emily M D Grundy Date: Thursday, March 2, 2006 Conference paper/presentation

Fatherhood history and later life health and mortality in England and Wales : a record linkage study

Author: Emily Grundy Date: Sunday, January 1, 2006 Journal article

Paternity history and later life health in England and Wales : a record linkage study

Author: Emily M D Grundy Date: Sunday, January 1, 2006 Occasional paper

Twins and their health cost : consequences of multiple births on parental health and mortality in Denmark and England and Wales.

Author: C Tomassini Date: Sunday, January 1, 2006 Journal article

Fertility history and health in later life : a record linkage study in England and Wales

Author: Emily M.D. Grundy Date: Friday, July 1, 2005 Journal article

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Fertility History and Health in Later Life : A record linkage study

Author: Emily Grundy Date: Saturday, January 1, 2005 Journal article

Start date
Thursday, January 1, 2004
End date
Saturday, December 31, 2005
Grant holder
Professor Emily M D Grundy
Co-applicants
Grey
Professor MEJ Wadsworth
Professor Cecilia Tomassini
Prof John Henretta
Professor MEJ Wadsworth
Ms S Butterworth
Grant amount
$92,991.90
Grant reference
RES-000-23-0394
Discipline
Sociology
Grant type