Home and Where the Heart Is: Marriage Timing and Joint Home Purchase.

  title={Home and Where the Heart Is: Marriage Timing and Joint Home Purchase.},
  author={Jennifer A Holland},
  journal={European journal of population = Revue europeenne de demographie},
  volume={28 1},
This article evaluates the relationship between the timing of marriage and the purchase of a jointly owned home among Swedish cohabiting couples. Data for this analysis come from the Swedish Housing and Life Course Cohort Study (N = 1,596 couples; 2,006 cohabiting spells). The author develops models to proxy for simultaneity and intentions and test hypotheses about positive and negative and long- and short-run relationships between the two life-course events. The author uses a novel modeling… CONTINUE READING

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