Chapter 1: Introduction. Ann Evans and Janeen Baxter.- Chapter 2: The Second Demographic Transition meets Globalization: A Comprehensive Theory to Understand Changes in Family Formation in an Era of Rising Uncertainty. Melinda Mills and Hans-Peter Blossfeld.- Chapter 3: The Standard Family Life Course: An Assessment of Variability in Life Course Pathways: Elizabeth Thomson, Maria Winkler-Dworak and Sheela Kennedy.- 4: Generational Change in Leaving the Parental Home: Ann Evans.- Chapter 5: Relationship Pathways and First Birth in Australia: Peter McDonald and Anna Reimondos.- 6: Employment and the Life Course: Birth Cohort Differences of Young Australian Women: Jennifer Baxter.- Chapter 7: Who Gets Divorces? The Social Determinants of Marital Seperation over the Life Course: Belinda Hewitt.- 8: Pathways through the Life Course: The Effect of Relationship and Parenthood Transitions on Domestic Labour: Janeen Baxter, Belinda Hewitt, Michelle Haynes and Mark Western.-Chapter 9: Fatherhood and Men's Involvement in Paid Work in Australia: Edith Gray.- Chapter 10: Couple Strategies: Negotiating Working Time over the Life Course: Brigid van Wanrooy.-11: Occupational Standing over the Life Course: What is the Role of Part Time Work? Jenny Chalmers.- Appendix: Negotiating the Life Course Project: Anna Reimondos and Sue Trevenar.