Cohabiting, Married, or Single: Portraying, Analyzing and Modeling New Living Arrangements in the Changing Societies of Europe

Prinz C (1995). Cohabiting, Married, or Single: Portraying, Analyzing and Modeling New Living Arrangements in the Changing Societies of Europe. Aldershot: Avebury. ISBN 1859721877

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Abstract

Demographers have been slow to reassess the value of the traditional concept of marital status. Until the beginning of the 1960s, a person's living arrangement could be predicted reasonably well by looking at the individual's legal marital status. During the 1980s, the situation altered dramatically. We know that unmarried couples have always existed; however, in the past they were so rare that little importance was attached to this living arrangement. It was also difficult to study the phenomenon because cohabitation was not yet a generally accepted lifestyle. That is no longer the case. Today, in many European countries many couples live together before marriage, and a significant portion of the adult population chooses cohabitation instead of marriage. It is therefore no longer possible not to consider consensual unions when studying marital-status or living arrangement structures.

The book provides an authoritative and up-to-date review and interpretation of the development of the cohabitation phenomenon across Europe.

Item Type: Book
Research Programs: World Population (POP)
Bibliographic Reference: Avebury, Aldershot, UK (1995)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 02:05
Last Modified: 17 Feb 2016 12:20
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/4392

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