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Mahay, Jenna

Works: 2 works in 6 publications in 1 language and 440 library holdings
Genres: Academic theses 
Roles: htt, Editor, Author
Classifications: HQ18.U5, 306.70977311
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Jenna Mahay
The sexual organization of the city by Edward O Laumann( )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We think of the city as a place where anything goes. Take the sensational fantasies and lurid antics of single women on Sex in the City or young men on Queer as Folk, and you might imagine the city as some kind of sexual playground--a place where you can have any kind of sex you want, with whomever you like, anytime or anywhere you choose. But in The Sexual Organization of the City, Edward Laumann and company argue that this idea is a myth. Drawing on extensive surveys and interviews with Chicago adults, they show that the city is--to the contrary--a place where sexual choices and options are con
Family formation over the life course : changing competitive and cultural pressures by Jenna Mahay( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The results provide new insight into why the probability of marriage declines with age, and why it declines so rapidly for women. First, those who are single in their 40s and 50s are less likely than their younger counterparts to say that they would like to marry, and are less likely feel that marriage is important. Also, older single women who would like to marry are less likely to encounter single men in their age group who feel the same way. Not only are older singles less likely to want to marry, but older men, and particularly older women, are less likely to even be in the sexual unions that now typically precede marriage. Finally, the processes of union formation that are more prevalent among women at older ages are likely to reduce the probability that the relationship will lead to marriage; their union formation processes are less embedded in social networks, institutions, and long-term committed relationships. These results also indicate that with the increasing proportion of singles at older ages we are likely to find a higher proportion of Americans who will never marry in the near future
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Audience level: 0.07 (from 0.06 for The sexual ... to 0.82 for Family for ...)

The sexual organization of the city