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Evaluation of the partnership histories in the Centre for Population Change GHS time series dataset

Berrington, Ann, Beaujouan, Eva, Lyons-Amos, Mark and Ni Bhrolchain, Máire (2011) Evaluation of the partnership histories in the Centre for Population Change GHS time series dataset , Southampton, GB ESRC Centre for Population Change 43pp. (Centre for Population Change Working Paper, 12).

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A combined time series of the General Household Survey datasets from 1979 to 2007 has been compiled by the Centre for Population Change (CPC). This dataset includes,
along with socio-economic variables, the demographic histories collected in the Family Information section of the GHS questionnaire over the GHS rounds covered, in harmonised form. The present paper evaluates both the internal consistency of the marriage and cohabitation histories and their correspondence with external sources.

The data are weighted using new weights generated by CPC for the analysis of these data. Overall, cumulative proportions married by each age for the cohorts of 1951-55 to 1966-70 correspond well with ONS figures for England and Wales, though there are some systematic disparities in selected years. As found in an earlier study, retrospective estimates from the 2000-07 histories of the proportions cohabiting at a point in time are somewhat above the cross-sectional estimates at survey 5 and 10
years before.

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Published date: 1 August 2011
Organisations: Social Statistics & Demography, Centre for Population Change


Local EPrints ID: 338970
ISSN: 2042-4116
PURE UUID: 47e7e141-73e8-45f9-ade6-b43e75c48bf3

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Date deposited: 22 May 2012 15:48
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 05:56

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Author: Ann Berrington
Author: Eva Beaujouan
Author: Mark Lyons-Amos
Author: Máire Ni Bhrolchain

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