Economic factors of marriage and cohabitation in Europe: a gender perspective

206
1
Article(UKR)(.pdf)

The paper considers economic factors of marriage and cohabitation of men and women in European countries. The analysis showed that the impact of economic factors of marriage or cohabitation is more typical for developed countries of Western Europe. Moreover, the large proportion of variance of the influence of economic factors is observed more among women than among men.

Influence of comprehensive income on marriage and cohabitation are fixed among men, while influence of paid employment on marriage and cohabitation observed among women.

  1. Parsons, T., Bales, R. (1955). Family socialization and interaction process. Glencoe, I.: Free Press.

  2. Becker, G.S. (1981). A treatise on the family. Cambridge. MA: Harvard University Press.

  3. Espenshade, T.J. (1985). Marriage trends in America: Estimates, implications, and underlying causes. Population and Development Review, 11, 2, 193-245.

  4. Oppenheimer, V.K. (1988). A theory of marriage timing: Assortative mating under varying degrees of uncertainty. American Journal of Sociology, 94, 3, 563-591.

  5. Oppenheimer, V.K. (1997). Women’s employment and the gain to marriage: The specialization and trading model of marriage. Annual Review of Sociology, 23, 431-453.

  6. Oppenheimer, V.K. (2003). Cohabiting and marriage during young men’s career development process. Demography, 40, 1, 127-149.

  7. Clarkberg, M. (1999). The price of partnering: The role of economic well-being in young adults’ first union experiences. Social Forces., 77, 3, 945-968.

  8. Lichter, D.T., McLaughlin, D.K., Kephart, G., Landry, D.J. (1992). Race and the retreat from marriage: A shortage of marriageable men? American Sociological Review, 57, 6, 781-799.

  9. Mare, R.D., Winship, C. (1991). Socioeconomic change and the decline of marriage for blacks and whites. In C. Jencks, P. Peterson (Eds.), The urban underclass (pp. 175-201). Washington: The Brookings Institution.

  10. Sassler, S., Schoen, R. (1999). The effect of attitudes and economic activity on marriage. Journal of Marriage and the Family, 61, 1, 147-159.

  11. Sweeney, M.M. (2002). Two decades of family change: The shifting economic foundations of marriage. American Sociological Review, 67, 1, 132-147.

  12. Kalmijn, M. (2011). The Influence of Men’s Income and Employment on Marriage and Cohabitation: Testing Oppenheimer’s Theory in Europe. European Journal of Population, 27, 3, 269-293.

Full text