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Unmarried cohabitation and parenthood in Britain and Europe

Kiernan, K. (2004) Unmarried cohabitation and parenthood in Britain and Europe. Journal of Law and Policy, 26 ( 1). pp. 33-55. ISSN 0265-8240

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This paper focuses on cohabitation and unmarried parenthood across a range of European nations. It includes a brief outline of the history of cohabitation, reviews recent trends in cohabitation and unmarried parenthood, compares the stability of marital and cohabiting unions, examines the extent to which cohabiting couples are regarded as families, and the final sections include a review of the policy responses to date, as well as a discussion of the impetuses that may lie behind the rise in cohabitation and unmarried parenthood.

Item Type: Article
Institution: The University of York
Academic Units: The University of York > Social Policy and Social Work (York)
Depositing User: York RAE Import
Date Deposited: 22 Apr 2009 09:46
Last Modified: 22 Apr 2009 09:46
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.0265-8240.2004.00162.x
Status: Published
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Identification Number: 10.1111/j.0265-8240.2004.00162.x
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/6732

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