Changes in partnership patterns across the life course : An examination of 14 countries in Europe and the United States

  title={Changes in partnership patterns across the life course : An examination of 14 countries in Europe and the United States},
  author={Brienna Perelli-Harris and Mark Lyons-Amos},
BACKGROUND Studies on Europe and the US indicate that marriage has been postponed, cohabitation has increased, and unions are more likely to dissolve. However, cross-national studies documenting these trends have typically studied each transition separately. OBJECTIVE This study aims to simultaneously capture these different partnership trends while examining heterogeneity within countries. Using latent class growth curves, we ask 1) what is changing more – the increase in premarital… CONTINUE READING

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