The determinants of confidence in courtship and marriage, childbirth and parenting of the echo boomer generation : Focusing on the unmarried employed born between 1982 and 1992

에코세대의 연애 및 결혼, 출산 및 양육의 자신감에 대한 결정요인 - 미혼 취업자 1982~1992년생을 중심으로 -

  • Lee, Yu Ri (Institute of General Education, Hongik University) ;
  • Lee, Sung Hoon (College of Liberal Arts, Anyang University) ;
  • Park, Eun Jung (Research Institute of Healthy Family Consulting)
  • Received : 2017.10.10
  • Accepted : 2017.11.30
  • Published : 2017.12.31


This study aimed to investigate the determinants of confidence in courtship and marriage, childbirth and parenting of the unmarried employed of the echo boomers born between 1982-1992, using data from the 19th wave of the nationwide Korea Labor and Income Panel Study. The differences of confidence in courtship, marriage, childbirth, and parenting of the echo boomers according to sociodemographic variables, psychosocial variables, workplace related variables were examined and multiple regression analysis was conducted in order to identify the factors that affect the confidence in courtship and marriage, childbirth and parenting. The results were as follows: The level of confidence in courtship and marriage, childbirth and parenting showed a statistically significant difference depending upon socioeconomic status and psychosocial variables. However, among the workplace related variables, other than childbirth and parenting within the job satisfaction category, all other variables showed a statistically significant difference. In addition, as the determining factors affecting all issues of courtship, marriage, childbirth, and parenting, youth perceptions of Korean society revealed to be the most influential factor, followed by social support and organizational commitment.


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