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Uncertain steps into adulthood: does economic precariousness hinder the entry into a first coresidential partnership in the UK?

Uncertain steps into adulthood: does economic precariousness hinder the entry into a first coresidential partnership in the UK?
Uncertain steps into adulthood: does economic precariousness hinder the entry into a first coresidential partnership in the UK?
This study uses prospective data spanning 27 years (1991-2018) to explore the relationship between economic precariousness and young Britons' transition to a first coresidential partnership according to age, historical time and gender over historical time. Economic precariousness is measured using several objective and subjective indicators, such as income, employment, housing, or financial perceptions. Our results show that economic precariousness has a strong negative relationship with entering the first coresidential partnership, among those aged 20-30, but the pattern is less clear among the youngest and oldest. Objective measures are more straightforward indicators than subjective ones. Historical analyses suggest that, in recessionary periods, not employment could decrease the probability of union formation more than in non-recessionary ones. Among working women, low labour income started to be a predictor of union formation in the most recent periods. Labour income is the only indicator presenting trends in line with our hypotheses for all dimensions.
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Palumbo, Lydia, Veronica
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Berrington, Ann
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Eibich, Peter
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Vitali, Agnese
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Palumbo, Lydia, Veronica
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Palumbo, Lydia, Veronica, Berrington, Ann, Eibich, Peter and Vitali, Agnese (2022) Uncertain steps into adulthood: does economic precariousness hinder the entry into a first coresidential partnership in the UK? Population Studies. (In Press)

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This study uses prospective data spanning 27 years (1991-2018) to explore the relationship between economic precariousness and young Britons' transition to a first coresidential partnership according to age, historical time and gender over historical time. Economic precariousness is measured using several objective and subjective indicators, such as income, employment, housing, or financial perceptions. Our results show that economic precariousness has a strong negative relationship with entering the first coresidential partnership, among those aged 20-30, but the pattern is less clear among the youngest and oldest. Objective measures are more straightforward indicators than subjective ones. Historical analyses suggest that, in recessionary periods, not employment could decrease the probability of union formation more than in non-recessionary ones. Among working women, low labour income started to be a predictor of union formation in the most recent periods. Labour income is the only indicator presenting trends in line with our hypotheses for all dimensions.

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Accepted/In Press date: 31 January 2022

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Local EPrints ID: 454692
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/454692
ISSN: 0032-4728
PURE UUID: ec49fdf9-36c0-41e8-94a4-e98eea2689a1
ORCID for Ann Berrington: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-1683-6668

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Date deposited: 21 Feb 2022 17:36
Last modified: 22 Feb 2022 02:32

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Author: Lydia, Veronica Palumbo
Author: Ann Berrington ORCID iD
Author: Peter Eibich
Author: Agnese Vitali

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