Towards a new understanding of cohabitation: Insights from focus group research across Europe and Australia

@inproceedings{PerelliHarris2014TowardsAN,
  title={Towards a new understanding of cohabitation: Insights from focus group research across Europe and Australia},
  author={Brienna Perelli-Harris and Monika Mynarska and Ann M. Berrington and Caroline Berghammer and Ann Marie Evans and Olga Isupova and Renske Keizer and Andreas Kl{\"a}rner and Trude Lappeg{\aa}rd and Daniele Vignoli},
  year={2014}
}
BACKGROUND Across the industrialized world, more people are living together without marrying. Although researchers have compared cohabitation cross-nationally using quantitative data, few have compared union formation using qualitative data. OBJECTIVE We use focus group research to compare social norms of cohabitation and marriage in Australia and nine countries in Europe. We explore questions such as: what is the meaning of cohabitation? Is cohabitation indistinguishable from marriage, a… CONTINUE READING

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