Cohabitation and marriage in Britain since the 1970s

Beaujouan, Éva and Ní Bhrolcháin, Máire (2011) Cohabitation and marriage in Britain since the 1970s. Population Trends, 145, Autumn Issue, 35-59.


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The article presents an overview of trends in cohabitation and marriage in Britain over several decades, using a consistent set of retrospective histories from the General Household Survey 1979–2007. Time-trends are presented, for men and women, of: the experience of different types of partnership by specified ages, the frequency of premarital cohabitation, the average time spent in different types of partnership, the timing of life course transitions, and the outcome of cohabitation and marriage at the fifth and tenth anniversaries.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 0307-4463 (print)
2040-1590 (electronic)
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Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
Divisions : Faculty of Social and Human Sciences > Social Sciences > Social Statistics & Demography
ePrint ID: 198915
Accepted Date and Publication Date:
22 September 2011Published
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2011 14:20
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 13:44
Centre for Population Change: Understanding Population Change in the 21st Century
Funded by: ESRC National Centre for Research Methods (RES-625-28-0001)
Led by: Jane Cecelia Falkingham
1 January 2009 to 31 December 2013

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