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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, pp. 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.

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Published date: 22 September 2011
Organisations: Social Statistics & Demography


Local EPrints ID: 198915
ISSN: 0307-4463
PURE UUID: 37c5dc18-22b6-4af6-8450-e40815f93e4c

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Date deposited: 11 Oct 2011 14:20
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 11:17

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Author: Éva Beaujouan
Author: Máire Ní Bhrolcháin

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