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Kostova, D. and Hoem, J. M.
Early traces of the second demographic transition in Bulgaria: a joint analysis of marital and non-marital union formation, 1964-2004
Population Studies, 2008
JabRef BibTex, Abstract
We explore trends in first-union formation in Bulgaria from 1960, using data from the national Gender and Generations Survey of 2004. We analyse jointly the transition into cohabitation and directly into marriage. The standardized marriage rate falls dramatically from the early 1980s; the corresponding rate of entry into cohabitation has already increased from the early 1960s but (surprisingly) falls moderately toward the end of our period. Cohabitation also tends to last progressively longer in more recent periods. The analysis shows that a pregnancy leads to a dramatic increase in the rate of both kinds of union formation: the increase is by a factor of almost 20 for marriage formation and about 10 for entry into cohabitation, ceteris paribus. Our findings suggest that, in Bulgaria at least, some manifestations of the Second Demographic Transition can be detected as early as the 1980s.

Reference


@article{Kostova2008,
  author = {Kostova, D. and Hoem, J. M.},
  title = {Early traces of the second demographic transition in Bulgaria: a joint analysis of marital and non-marital union formation, 1964-2004},
  year = {2008},
  journal = {Population Studies},
  volume = {62},
  pages = {259-271},
  timestamp = {12.04.2012},
  owner = {Barbuscia},
  abstract = {We explore trends in first-union formation in Bulgaria from 1960, using data from the national Gender and Generations Survey of 2004. We analyse jointly the transition into cohabitation and directly into marriage. The standardized marriage rate falls dramatically from the early 1980s; the corresponding rate of entry into cohabitation has already increased from the early 1960s but (surprisingly) falls moderately toward the end of our period. Cohabitation also tends to last progressively longer in more recent periods. The analysis shows that a pregnancy leads to a dramatic increase in the rate of both kinds of union formation: the increase is by a factor of almost 20 for marriage formation and about 10 for entry into cohabitation, ceteris paribus. Our findings suggest that, in Bulgaria at least, some manifestations of the Second Demographic Transition can be detected as early as the 1980s.}
}

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