Two steps of union formation: first intimate relationships and first coresidential unions in the life courses of the German Cohorts 1971–1973 and 1981–1983

@inproceedings{Konietzka2014TwoSO,
  title={Two steps of union formation: first intimate relationships and first coresidential unions in the life courses of the German Cohorts 1971–1973 and 1981–1983},
  author={Dirk Konietzka and Andr{\'e} Tatjes},
  year={2014}
}
The article explores the timing and spacing of two separate life course transitions constituting union formation. We explore the processes of entering the first intimate relationship and the first coresidential union in the life courses of two cohorts in Eastern and Western Germany. Referring to the common notion of postponement in the transition to adulthood, we address the question as to whether the cohort 1981–1983 started an intimate relationship and established a joint household later in… CONTINUE READING