Couple formation and fertility outside marriage in Great Britain: differences and similarities with the French situation.

Abstract

"In this paper, we shall attempt to give a detailed presentation of the recent evolution of the mechanisms of family formation in Great Britain. Basing our investigations on an original use of retrospective longitudinal data, we shall, in effect, explore the changes in the behaviours of successive generations and, as far as possible, relate these to comparable data on the French situation. This study aims at a more specific analysis of the respective evolutions in the two countries in order to show how, despite similarities in trends, these evolutions remain profoundly marked by their own socio-political and cultural traits. This will also bring to light the differences and similarities between France and Great Britain in family formation and, more specifically, in the evolution of extra-marital births and cohabitation."

Cite this paper

@article{Lelivre1995CoupleFA, title={Couple formation and fertility outside marriage in Great Britain: differences and similarities with the French situation.}, author={Eva Leli{\`e}vre}, journal={Population. English selection}, year={1995}, volume={7}, pages={67-94} }