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Demography (2016) 53 (4): 885–919.
Published: 21 June 2016
... as the most popular type of first union (Bumpass and Lu 2000 ; Kiernan 2001 ). In the Netherlands, the focus of the present study, 83 % of those born between 1970 and 1979 opted for unmarried cohabitation, which is a somewhat lower rate than seen in the Scandinavian countries (86 % in Norway to 94...
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Demography (2017) 54 (1): 45–70.
Published: 11 January 2017
... and birth intendedness, with attention to union type and stepfamily configuration. Adjusting for covariates, women in stepfamily unions are more likely to have a first shared birth in a union than women in unions in which neither partner has children from past relationships, but stepfamily births are less...
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Demography (2020) 57 (1): 147–169.
Published: 09 January 2020
... rights in same-sex unions may have fueled the formation of female same-sex marriages as well as parenthood in such unions. Further, we show that divorce risks in the marital unions of two women are much higher than in other types of marriages. We find some convergence of divorce risks across union types...
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Demography (2019) 56 (6): 2063–2082.
Published: 11 November 2019
... who separate/divorce across maternal birth cohorts (1940s to 1950s, 1950s to 1960s, 1960s to 1970s), identifying how much of the change can be attributed to shifts in union status at first birth and how much is due to change in separation rates for each union type. We find that when cohabiting births...
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Demography (2015) 52 (1): 153–182.
Published: 29 January 2015
...Matthew Painter; Adrianne Frech; Kristi Williams Abstract We use more than 20 years of data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1979 to examine wealth trajectories among mothers following a nonmarital first birth. We compare wealth according to union type and union stability, and we...
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Demography (2010) 47 (3): 735–753.
Published: 01 August 2010
... in educational homogamy by union type are driven by selective exits from marriage and cohabitation rather than by differences in partner choice. Marriages that cross educational boundaries are particularly likely to end. The findings suggest that although cohabitors place greater emphasis on egalitarianism than...
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Demography (1967) 4 (2): 576–600.
Published: 01 June 1967
... of family union—married, common law, and visiting. Analysis of knowledge of birth control is dealt with for the sample at large, for educational attainment, and for the average number of methods known by each woman. The relative importance of the different methods known is also treated by family type...
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Demography (1991) 28 (4): 587–607.
Published: 01 November 1991
... and type . The relationship between partner attributes and the choice between formal and informal coupling is also considered. 13 1 2011 © Population Association of America 1991 1991 Union Formation Consensual Union Formal Marriage Puerto Rican Woman Legal Marriage References...
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Demography (2007) 44 (1): 159–179.
Published: 01 February 2007
... studies. The shape of the effect of the woman’s relative income, however, depends on the type of union. Movements away from income equality toward a maledominant pattern tend to increase the dissolution risk for cohabiting couples, whereas they reduce the dissolution risk for married couples. Movements...
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Demography (1989) 26 (4): 615–625.
Published: 01 November 1989
.... The stability of unions of various types is compared. Cohabitations end very quickly in either marriage or disruption. About 60 percent of all first cohabitations result in marriage. Cohabiting unions and marriages preceded by cohabitation are much more likely to break up than are unions initiated by marriage...
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Demography (2015) 52 (3): 861–882.
Published: 05 May 2015
... in the decade-and-a-half after the dissolution of the Soviet Union, but because of the lack of appropriate data, the authors could not investigate trends in different types of marriage. Our study aims to contribute to the literature on nuptiality of autochthonous Central Asian ethnic groups in general...
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Demography (1993) 30 (3): 385–404.
Published: 01 August 1993
... identification, stability is found to be remarkably similar across the various types of homogamous unions. Consistent with the notion that religion is a complementary marital trait, interfaith unions have generally higher rates of dissolution than intrafaith unions. The destabilizing effect of out-marriage...
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Demography (2017) 54 (6): 2351–2374.
Published: 21 November 2017
... that female couples have the highest rates of dissolving coresidential unions. This study underlines the importance of comparisons between these couple types for a better understanding of the role that institutions and gender play in the stability of contemporary relationships. 16 10 2017 21 11...
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Demography (2006) 43 (2): 203–221.
Published: 01 May 2006
... cohabitation only in societies in which cohabitation is a small minority or a large majority phenomenon. 14 1 2011 © Population Association of America 2006 2006 Birth Cohort Union Type Parental Divorce Marital Dissolution Married People References Axinn , W.G...
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Demography (1981) 18 (4): 659–679.
Published: 01 November 1981
... to be modest. 7 1 2011 © Population Association of America 1981 1981 Dissolution Rate Union Type Marital Dissolution High Dissolution Rate Consensual Union References Arretx, C. 1969. Nuptiality in Latin America. Proceedings of the General Conference of the IUSSP. 3:2129-2152...
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Demography (2007) 44 (3): 649–668.
Published: 01 August 2007
...Yinon Cohen; Yitchak Haberfeld Abstract Drawing on U.S. decennial census data and on Israeli census and longitudinal data, we compare the educational levels and earnings assimilation of Jewish immigrants from the former Soviet Union (FSU) in the United States and Israel during 1968–2000. Because...
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Demography (1998) 35 (3): 279–292.
Published: 01 August 1998
... women were no more or less likely, to marry than to cohabit with less-educated partners in 1970 and 1980. By 1990, however, educational assortative-mating patterns between these two types of unions were similar. In 1990, marriages and cohabitations involving women who were better educated than...
Published: 01 April 2023
Fig. 1 Cumulative probability of ever cohabiting (top row), marrying (middle row), or forming either type of union (bottom row) between ages 14 and 29, by gender and racialized group More
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Demography (1988) 25 (4): 553–566.
Published: 01 November 1988
... of women associated with the type of union, whether consensual or legal, and the differentials in dissolution by union type. Consensual unions have been found to be much more frequent among rural women and those of lower socioeconomic and educational level (Downing and Yaukey, 1979; Michielutte et aI...
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Demography (2006) 43 (3): 447–461.
Published: 01 August 2006
... the reverse type of transition, emphasizing the signi cance of union type that is, whether the effect of moving into or out of a stepfamily depends on whether it is a married versus cohabiting stepfamily. To my knowledge, this study is the rst to consider transitions into and out of cohabiting stepfamilies...