WIP: Economic Dependency and Cohabiting Couples’ Union Transitions

Title: Economic Dependency and Cohabiting Couples’ Union Transitions Authors: Jennifer A. Holland and Agnese Vitali Abstract: The decline of the male breadwinner model and the increasing importance women as income providers has changed partners’ economic dependency. Focusing on heterosexual cohabiting couples in the United States, we investigate the association between partners’ relative earnings and union... Continue Reading →

WIP: Using Twitter data for Population Estimates

Title: Using Twitter data for Population Estimates Authors: Jo Munson, Dilek Yildiz, Agnese Vitali, Ramine Tinati and Jennifer A. Holland Abstract: Social media data are a promising source of social science data that stand to offer us insights into attitudes, behaviour, discourse, and the social linkages and interactions between individuals (Savage and Burrows 2007). However,... Continue Reading →

WIP: How Does Cohabitation Fit into the Family Life Course? Ideals and norms in Europe

Title: How Does Cohabitation Fit into the Family Life Course? Ideals and norms in Europe Authors: Jennifer A. Holland and Helga de Valk Abstract: Whether life courses are shaped by social norms or are primarily governed by individual preferences is a matter of debate. In this paper we investigate whether non-marital cohabitation norms structure individuals’ understanding... Continue Reading →

WIP: Pathways into Family Life among Migrant and Majority Populations

Title: Pathways into Family Life among Migrant and Majority Populations in Scandinavia Authors: Jennifer A. Holland and Kenneth Aarskaug Wiik Abstract: Using high-quality administrative register data, we investigate differential pathways into family life among all migrant- and non-migrant-background individuals born between 1972 and 1989, who grew up in Sweden and Norway.  Beginning a family via marriage... Continue Reading →

WIP: Economic Dependency and Marriage among Norwegian First-Time Parents

Title: Economic Dependency and the Transition to Marriage among First-Time Parents in Norway Author: Jennifer A. Holland Abstract: This article explores the relationship between intracouple economic dependency associated with childbearing and the transition to marriage. I proxy for dependency based on participation in a Cash-for-Care benefit scheme. While the program was designed to reimburse parents... Continue Reading →

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