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The structure of recent first-union formation in Romania

  • Jan M. Hoem

    (Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany)

  • Dora Kostova

    (Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany)

  • Aiva Jasilioniene

    (Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany)

  • Cornelia Muresan

    (Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany)

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    By European standards, consensual first unions have been rare in Romania, and they remain so even though their incidence has increased by a factor of almost five since the early 1960s. Rates of conversion of consensual unions into marriages have been cut in half over the same four decades or so, and marriage rates have declined by a similar factor since the fall of state socialism, which is more dramatic because this period is so much shorter. There have been strong ethnic differentials in union-entry rates in the country.

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    Length: 14 pages
    Date of creation: Jan 2009
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    Handle: RePEc:dem:wpaper:wp-2009-002
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    1. Tomas Sobotka, 2008. "Overview Chapter 6: The diverse faces of the Second Demographic Transition in Europe," Demographic Research, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany, vol. 19(8), pages 171-224, July.
    2. Jan M. Hoem & Michaela Kreyenfeld, 2006. "Anticipatory analysis and its alternatives in life-course research," Demographic Research, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany, vol. 15(16), pages 461-484, November.
    3. Robert Michael & Nancy Tuma, 1985. "Entry into marriage and parenthood by young men and women: The influence of family background," Demography, Springer, vol. 22(4), pages 515-544, November.
    4. Jan M. Hoem & Michaela Kreyenfeld, 2006. "Anticipatory analysis and its alternatives in life-course research," Demographic Research, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany, vol. 15(17), pages 485-498, November.
    5. Jan M. Hoem & Aiva Jasilioniene & Dora Kostova & Cornelia Muresan, 2007. "Traces of the Second Demographic Transition in four selected countries in Central and Eastern Europe: union formation as a demographic manifestation," MPIDR Working Papers WP-2007-026, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany.
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