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Patterns of partnership formation among lone mothers in Russia

Cordula Zabel;
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  • Published: 01 Jun 2008
  • Publisher: Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research
Abstract
This study examines the determinants of partnership formation among lone mothers in Russia, using data from the Russian Generations and Gender Survey (GGS) and the Education and Employment Survey (EES). The central research question is whether difficult economic circumstances pressure lone mothers to enter new partnerships sooner than they would under other circumstances, limiting their freedom of choice of type of living arrangement. The empirical results show that while occupation influences lone mothers’ rates of partnership formation both before and after 1991, a significant effect of employment status does not appear until after 1991. Apart from economic fa...
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free text keywords: Freedom of choice, Limiting, General partnership, Research question, Economic growth, Russian federation, Political science, jel:J1, jel:Z0

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