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Econometric modeling of determinants of marital partnership form


  • Arzhenovskiy, Sergey

    () (Rostov State Economic University, Russia)

  • Dudkina, Anna

    () (South-Russian State Technical University, Novocherkassk, Russia)


The determinants of partnership forms of individuals in modern Russia are investigated on the basis of micro data of European values study. Childless individuals, who are not ready to build long-term relations and cohabit, remain lonely. Mostly these are women. Individuals gravitating towards child-free relations, choose alternative to an informal alliance considering it to be a trial one.

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  • Arzhenovskiy, Sergey & Dudkina, Anna, 2012. "Econometric modeling of determinants of marital partnership form," Applied Econometrics, Publishing House "SINERGIA PRESS", vol. 26(2), pages 53-61.
  • Handle: RePEc:ris:apltrx:0171

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    1. Ressler, Rand W & Waters, Melissa S, 1995. "The Economics of Cohabitation," Kyklos, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 48(4), pages 577-592.
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    family; marriage; micro data; multinomial logit model.;

    JEL classification:

    • C25 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Discrete Regression and Qualitative Choice Models; Discrete Regressors; Proportions; Probabilities
    • J12 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Marriage; Marital Dissolution; Family Structure
    • J13 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Fertility; Family Planning; Child Care; Children; Youth


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