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Marriage or cohabitation: A competing risks analysis of the first-partnership formation among the 1958 birth cohort

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A discrete time competing risks hazards model is used to analyse entry into first partnership among men and women born in Britain in 1958. Using a life-course approach we identify family background and current life experiences which affect the timing and type of first-partnership formation.
Education is a key factor influencing the age of entry into first partnership and whether or not the respondent will experience pregnancy before forming the partnership. Religiosity, experience of parental separation and the geographical region of residence are more important in affecting the decision to cohabit rather than to marry directly. The analyses highlight the importance of transitions in other domains such as leaving the parental home in encouraging cohabitation.

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Berrington, Ann and Diamond, Ian (2000) Marriage or cohabitation: A competing risks analysis of the first-partnership formation among the 1958 birth cohort Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series A (Statistics in Society), 163, (2), pp. 127-151. (doi:10.1111/1467-985X.00162).

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Published date: 2000
Keywords: birth cohort, cohabitation, competing risk, life course, marriage

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Local EPrints ID: 34141
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/34141
ISSN: 0964-1998
PURE UUID: 832aee75-94eb-405b-bc2e-99dc1f348e52

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Date deposited: 25 Jul 2006
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 15:51

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