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L'évolution des espaces d’activité lors de la transition vers l’âge adulte (Montréal, Canada)

Abstract : School, work, family, and relationship trajectories increasingly deviate from a standard model during the transition to adulthood. In recent years, this complexity has been widely studied by scholars who adopt a life course approach. However, in the context of these studies, little attention has been paid to the influence of spatial practices and changes in activity spaces. Based on a collection of mixed data from the ISIS (Interdisciplinary Study of Inequalities in Smoking) cohort, this article analyzes changes in everyday spatial practices among 1359 young adults from Montreal, in relation to their school, work, family, and relationship trajectories. In 2011, when the participants were between the ages of 18 and 25, their activity locations were, on average, 5.6 km from home. Over the next four years, this distance decreased significantly (-1.1 km), as participants of all ages tended to engage in activities closer to home. However, the trend was much more pronounced among young adults who had experienced typical life course changes such as graduating from school, starting their first job, leaving home, or settling down with a partner. At a time when the transition to adulthood is becoming less and less “chronological,” school, work, family, and relationship trajectories provide keys to understanding changes in everyday spatial practices during this phase of life.
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Anaïs Dubreuil, Julie Vallée, Martine Shareck, Katherine L Frohlich. L'évolution des espaces d’activité lors de la transition vers l’âge adulte (Montréal, Canada). Revue Jeunes et Société, Observatoire Jeunes et Société, 2020, 5 (1), pp.71-98. ⟨hal-02900577⟩

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