Thursday, September 1
14:00 - 15:30 • Room P 4

Session 31. Cohabitation versus marriage

Chair: Ann Evans, Australian National University

1. Marriage and cohabitation in the Americas: geo-historical legacies and new trendsAlbert Esteve, Centre d’Estudis Demogràfics (CED), UAB; Ron J. Lesthaeghe, University of Michigan and University of California, Irvine.

2. Unmarried cohabitation in Ireland: towards post-Catholic family dynamics?Benoît Laplante, Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (INRS); Teresa Castro Martin, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC); Clara Cortina, Universitat Pompeu Fabra; Ana Laura Fostik, Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (INRS).

3. The effect of mothers' education on childbearing in marriage or cohabitation - economic independence versus status attainmentAlexander Mack, GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences.

4. Comparing the benefits of cohabitation and marriage for health in mid-life: is the relationship similar across countries?Brienna Perelli-Harris, University of Southampton; Marta Styrc, University of Southampton; Fenaba Addo, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Trude Lappegård, Statistics Norway; Sharon Sassler, Cornell University; Ann Evans, Australian National University.

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