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Julia Mikolai
With or Without You. Education, family values and partnership context of first births in Hungary
2012,
URL, JabRef BibTex, Abstract
Using notions from the Second Demographic Transition theory and the Pattern of Disadvantage argument, I study how women’s risk of a first conception within different union types (single, cohabitation, marriage) is influenced by education in Hungary and whether this influence has changed over time. Additionally, I examine the transition to marriage among women who experienced a non-marital conception. Using the first wave of the Hungarian Generations and Gender Survey from 2004, I conduct discrete time survival analyses and logistic regression. I find a positive educational gradient of marital conceptions, while this gradient is negative for cohabiting conceptions. Moreover, highly educated women are less likely to experience a cohabiting or a single conception than a marital conception compared to their medium educated counterparts. Furthermore, the impact of education on the risk of a single and marital conception changes over time. The positive gradient of education on the risk of a single conception emerged after the transition, while it declined for marital conceptions. No consistent patterns are found for cohabiting conceptions. Additionally, highly educated women and those who experienced a conception while being single are more likely to marry than their lower educated counterparts and those who experienced a cohabiting conception.

Reference


@inproceedings{Mikolai2012a,
  author = {Julia Mikolai},
  title = {With or Without You. Education, family values and partnership context of first births in Hungary},
  year = {2012},
  month = {Jun},
  url = {http://epc2012.princeton.edu/papers/120464},
  note = {Presentation at EPC 2012 in Stockholm},
  timestamp = {08.12.2015},
  abstract = {Using notions from the Second Demographic Transition theory and the
Pattern of Disadvantage argument, I study how women’s risk of a first conception within
different union types (single, cohabitation, marriage) is influenced by education in
Hungary and whether this influence has changed over time. Additionally, I examine the
transition to marriage among women who experienced a non-marital conception. Using
the first wave of the Hungarian Generations and Gender Survey from 2004, I conduct
discrete time survival analyses and logistic regression. I find a positive educational
gradient of marital conceptions, while this gradient is negative for cohabiting conceptions.
Moreover, highly educated women are less likely to experience a cohabiting or a
single conception than a marital conception compared to their medium educated counterparts.
Furthermore, the impact of education on the risk of a single and marital conception
changes over time. The positive gradient of education on the risk of a single
conception emerged after the transition, while it declined for marital conceptions. No
consistent patterns are found for cohabiting conceptions. Additionally, highly educated
women and those who experienced a conception while being single are more likely to
marry than their lower educated counterparts and those who experienced a cohabiting
conception. }
}

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