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dc.date.available2019-09-07T22:46:18Z
dc.date.created2018-08-29T15:02:38Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.citationLappegård, Trude Klüsener, Sebastian Vignoli, Daniele . Why are marriage and family formation increasingly disconnected across Europe? A multilevel perspective on existing theories. Population, Space and Place. 2018, 24(2)
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10852/68298
dc.description.abstractChildbearing outside of marriage has increased drastically in recent decades. However, the existing explanations for this development are not coherent. Proponents of the Second Demographic Transition framework view the rise in nonmarital childbearing as part of a pattern of progress driven by processes such as emancipation from traditional social norms, whereas other scholars perceive this trend in the context of a “pattern of disadvantage,” as nonmarital births are often concentrated among lower socioeconomic groups. In this paper, we posit that the relevance of the aforementioned theoretical explanations might vary depending on the geographic scale at which variation occurs: that is, across nation states, subnational regions, or individuals. To explore this hypothesis, we analyse harmonised survey data from 16 European countries. We apply hierarchical models to study how the likelihood that a woman living in a couple will have her first child either within nonmarital cohabitation or within marriage is linked to national and subnational regional variation in socioeconomic conditions that are related to explanations based on the existing theoretical considerations. Our results suggest that the Second Demographic Transition framework is very important for understanding variation between countries, whereas arguments pointing to a pattern of disadvantage seem to be more relevant at the individual and subnational regional level. It thus appears that taking a multilevel perspective can help us better understand why the existing theoretical explanations are not fully coherent.en_US
dc.languageEN
dc.publisherWiley-Interscience Publishers
dc.titleWhy are marriage and family formation increasingly disconnected across Europe? A multilevel perspective on existing theoriesen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.creator.authorLappegård, Trude
dc.creator.authorKlüsener, Sebastian
dc.creator.authorVignoli, Daniele
cristin.unitcode185,17,7,0
cristin.unitnameInstitutt for sosiologi og samfunnsgeografi
cristin.ispublishedtrue
cristin.fulltextpostprint
cristin.qualitycode1
dc.identifier.cristin1605337
dc.identifier.bibliographiccitationinfo:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:ctx&ctx_ver=Z39.88-2004&rft_val_fmt=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:journal&rft.jtitle=Population, Space and Place&rft.volume=24&rft.spage=&rft.date=2018
dc.identifier.jtitlePopulation, Space and Place
dc.identifier.volume24
dc.identifier.issue2
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1002/psp.2088
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:no-71453
dc.type.documentTidsskriftartikkelen_US
dc.type.peerreviewedPeer reviewed
dc.source.issn1544-8452
dc.identifier.fulltextFulltext https://www.duo.uio.no/bitstream/handle/10852/68298/2/PSP%2Bfinal%2BManuscript%2BLappegard%2Bet%2Bal.%2BMarriage%2Band%2BChildbearing.pdf
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