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Cohabitation in Ireland: evidence from survey data

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dc.contributor.author Halpin, Brendan
dc.contributor.author O'Donoghue, Cathal
dc.date.accessioned 2014-01-24T16:29:20Z
dc.date.available 2014-01-24T16:29:20Z
dc.date.issued 2004
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/3630
dc.description non-peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Cohabitation has grown strongly in Ireland over the last decade. We use large-scale surveys to characterise its extent and nature. We find it has almost tripled in incidence between 1994 and 2002. It is associated with being young, urban and in the labour market. Most cohabitations are short, and a high proportion end in marriage. Over 40% of new marriages are now preceded by cohabitation, making it close to a majority practice rather than the deviant behaviour it would have been a generation ago. In this respect it seems to be developing as an adaptation of marriage rather than an alternative to it. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Department of Sociology, University of Limerick en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries University of Limerick Department of Sociology Working Paper Series;WP2004-01
dc.relation.uri http://www.ul.ie/sociology/pubs/
dc.subject cohabitation en_US
dc.subject Ireland en_US
dc.subject marriage en_US
dc.title Cohabitation in Ireland: evidence from survey data en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/workingPaper en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.authorcontactother Brendan.halpin@ul.ie


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