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Jorik Vergauwen, Karel Neels, Jonas Wood
Educational differentials in cohabitors’ marriage intentions at different childbearing stages in seven European countries
2017,
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Several studies have looked into the socio-economic gradients of cohabitation and non-marital fertility. According to the theory of the Second Demographic Transition, highly educated individuals can be considered forerunners in the Western European spread of non-marital family forms after the 1970s. In Central and Eastern Europe, however, research provides evidence for a Pattern of Disadvantage where those with the lowest education have been the most likely to adopt such family forms. Few studies have considered the educational gradient of the intentions underlying these behaviours. This contribution uses information on marriage and fertility intentions from the Generations and Gender Surveys for seven European countries to assess educational differentials. In Western Europe no strong educational gradients in marriage intentions at any childbearing stage (before, during or following) were observed. In Central and Eastern Europe less educated cohabitors more frequently choose cohabitation during childbearing.

Reference


@article{Vergauwen2017a,
  author = {Jorik Vergauwen, Karel Neels, Jonas Wood},
  title = {Educational differentials in cohabitors’ marriage intentions at different childbearing stages in seven European countries},
  year = {2017},
  url = {https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10433-017-0421-8 },
  timestamp = {14.08.2017},
  abstract = {Several studies have looked into the socio-economic gradients of cohabitation and non-marital fertility. According to the theory of the Second Demographic Transition, highly educated individuals can be considered forerunners in the Western European spread of non-marital family forms after the 1970s. In Central and Eastern Europe, however, research provides evidence for a Pattern of Disadvantage where those with the lowest education have been the most likely to adopt such family forms. Few studies have considered the educational gradient of the intentions underlying these behaviours. This contribution uses information on marriage and fertility intentions from the Generations and Gender Surveys for seven European countries to assess educational differentials. In Western Europe no strong educational gradients in marriage intentions at any childbearing stage (before, during or following) were observed. In Central and Eastern Europe less educated cohabitors more frequently choose cohabitation during childbearing.}
}

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