Overview Chapter 4 : Changing family and partnership behaviour : Common trends and persistent diversity across Europe

@inproceedings{Sobotka2008OverviewC4,
  title={Overview Chapter 4 : Changing family and partnership behaviour : Common trends and persistent diversity across Europe},
  author={Tom{\'a}s Sobotka and Laurent Toulemon},
  year={2008}
}
Following the era of the ‘golden age of marriage’ and the baby boom in the 1950s and 1960s, marriage has declined in importance, and its role as the main institution on which family relations are built has been eroded across Europe. Union formation most often takes place without a marriage. Family and living arrangements are currently heterogeneous across Europe, but all countries seem to be making the same shifts: towards fewer people living together as a couple, especially in marriage; an… CONTINUE READING

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