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Levels of recent union formation

  • Jan M. Hoem

    (Stockholm University)

  • Giuseppe Gabrielli

    (Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II)

  • Aiva Jasilioniene

    (Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research)

  • Dora Kostova

    (Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research)

  • Anna Matysiak

    (Vienna Institute of Demography, Austrian Academy of Sciences)

We offer a comparison between the age profiles of risks of formation of marital and non-marital unions in Russia, Romania, Poland, Hungary, Bulgaria, and Italy. We show that there is considerable variability across these populations in the level and age pattern of union-entry risks, ranging (i) from the high and early risks in Russia to the slow and late entries in Italy, and (ii) from an emphasis on marriage in Russia, Poland, Italy, and particularly Romania, to the dominant role of cohabitation reported for Bulgaria. Some of this mostly re-iterates known features (like the patterns for Italy), but they are displayed with unusual clarity in the comparative framework, which also highlights unusual patterns like those for Bulgaria. We cannot see much commonality in union-entry risks among ex-communist countries.

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Article provided by Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany in its journal Demographic Research.

Volume (Year): 22 (2010)
Issue (Month): 9 (February)
Pages: 199-210

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  1. Jan M. Hoem & Dora Kostova & Aiva Jasilioniene & Cornelia Muresan, 2009. "The structure of recent first-union formation in Romania," MPIDR Working Papers WP-2009-002, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany.
  2. Anna Matysiak, 2009. "Is Poland really 'immune' to the spread of cohabitation?," MPIDR Working Papers WP-2009-012, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany.
  3. Jan M. Hoem, 2008. "The reporting of statistical significance in scientific journals," Demographic Research, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany, vol. 18(15), pages 437-442, June.
  4. Paola Di Giulio & Alessandro Rosina, 2007. "Intergenerational family ties and the diffusion of cohabitation in Italy," Demographic Research, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany, vol. 16(14), pages 441-468, May.
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