publication . Other literature type . Preprint . 2018

Committing to marriage? The role of marriage attitudes and gender equality among young cohabiters in Sweden

Wijk, Sofi Ohlsson; Brandén, Maria; Ann-Zofie Duvander;
Open Access
  • Published: 22 Mar 2018
  • Publisher: Stockholm Research Reports in Demography
<b>Abstract:</b> Marriage is commonly perceived as a more committed form of union than cohabitation. Individualization perspectives suggest that this makes couples refrain from marriage, while gender perspectives propose that gender equality within couples may increase the willingness to commit to a partner through marriage. We address these differing standpoints by studying the role of commitment and gender equality for marriage formation among cohabiting men and women born in Sweden 1968-1980. We use survey data from the 2003 Young Adult Panel Study to examine how cohabiters perceive the level of commitment in cohabitation versus marriage, as well as gender eq...
free text keywords: 160399 Demography not elsewhere classified, FOS: Sociology, Sociology, Demography not elsewhere classified, Marriage, cohabitation, commitment, gender equality, attitudes, Sweden, individualization, ‘Stockholm Reports in Demography’, Sociologiska institutionen, Department of Sociology, SUDA, Stockholm University Demography Unit, Stockholms universitets demografiska avdelning
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