The Nonmarital Childbearing Network

The Intersection Between Childbearing and Union Status

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Workshop! [February 2015]

"Cohabitation trends, policies and practices: Situating the United Kingdom in an international perspective", February 6, 2015, London, UK.


New publications: [February 2015]

Perelli-Harris, B., N. Sánchez Gassen (Forthcoming): " The increase in cohabitation and the role of marital status in family policies: A comparison of 12 European countries." Journal of European Social Policy.

Lappegård, T., T. Noack (2015): " The link between parenthood and partnership in contemporary Norway - Findings from focus group research." Demographic Research 32(9): 287-310.

Hiekel, N., R. Keizer (2015): " Risk-avoidance or utmost commitment: Dutch focus group research on views on cohabitation and marriage." Demographic Research 32(10): 311-340.

Isupova, O. (2015): " Trust, responsibility, and freedom: Focus-group research on contemporary patterns of union formation in Russia." Demographic Research 32(11): 341-368.

Perelli-Harris, B., M. Mynarska, A. Berrington, C. Berghammer, A. Evans, O. Isupova, R. Keizer, A. Klaerner, T. Lappegård, D. Vignoli (2014): "Towards a new understanding of cohabitation: Insights from focus group research across Europe and Australia." Demographic Research 31(34): 1043-1078.

Vignoli, D., S. Salvini (2014): " Religion and union formation in Italy: Catholic precepts, social pressure, and tradition." Demographic Research 31(35): 1079-1106.

Mynarska, M., A. Baranowska-Rataj, A. Matysiak (2014): " Free to stay, free to leave: Insights from Poland into the meaning of cohabitation." Demographic Research 31(36): 1107-1136.

Berghammer, C., K. Fliegenschnee, E.-M. Schmidt (2014): " Cohabitation and marriage in Austria: Assessing the individualization thesis across the life course." Demographic Research 31(37): 1137-1166.

Perelli-Harris, B. (2014): "How Similar are Cohabiting and Married Parents? Second Conception Risks by Union Type in the United States and Across Europe." European Journal of Population. 30(4): 437-464.

Perelli-Harris, B., M. Lyons-Amos (2014): "Partnership patterns in the United States and across Europe: "Diverging destinies" or "diverging contexts"?" CPC Working Paper 53, ESRC Centre for Population Change, UK.

Perelli-Harris, B., N. Sánchez Gassen (2014): "The increase in cohabitation and the role of marital status in family policies: a comparison of 12 European countries?" CPC Working Paper 52, ESRC Centre for Population Change, UK

Perelli-Harris, B., M. Lyons-Amos (2013): "The Heterogeneity of Relationship Patterns within and across countries: an examination of the United States and 14 countries in Europe. CPC Working Paper 37, ESRC Centre for Population Change, UK

Klüsener, S., B. Perelli-Harris, N. Sánchez Gassen (2013): "Spatial Aspects of the Rise of Nonmarital Fertility across Europe since 1960: The Role of States and Regions in shaping Patterns of Change." European Journal of Population. 29(2): 137-165.


New publications: [January 2012]

Perelli-Harris, B., M. Lyons-Amos (2012): "The Heterogeneity of Relationship Patterns within and across countries: an examination of the United States and 14 countries in Europe. IUSSP Working Paper. Prepared for the Seminar on First Union Patters around the World.

Klüsener, S., B. Perelli-Harris, N. Sánchez Gassen (2012): . "Spatial Aspects of the Rise of Nonmarital Fertility across Europe since 1960: The Role of States and Regions in shaping Patterns of Change." European Journal of Population.

Perelli-Harris, B., M. Kreyenfeld, W. Sigle-Rushton, R. Keizer, T. Lappegård, A. Jasilioniene, C. Berghammer, P. Di Giulio (2012): "Changes in union status during the transition to parenthood in eleven European countries, 1970s to early 2000s." Population Studies. 60(2): 167-182.

Perelli-Harris, B., N. Sánchez Gassen (2012): "How Similar Are Cohabitation and Marriage? Legal Approaches to Cohabitation across Western Europe." Population and Development Review. 38(8): 435–467.


Presentations at the Population Association of America, San Francisco, CA, 3-5 May 2012 [January 2012]

Lappegård, T., E. Thomson: Intergenerational Transmission of Childbearing across Partnerships.


Presentations at the European Population Conference, Stockholm, 13-16 June 2012 [January 2012]

Isupova, O. G., B. Perelli-Harris: Cohabitation, legal policies, and cultural systems: divergence across post-Soviet space.


Congratulations to our new grant winners! [10.12.2012]

Brienna Perelli-Harris for her European Research Council Starting grant to study "Nonmarital Childbearing in Comparative Perspective: trends, explanations, and lifecourse trajectories"

Renske Keizer for her EUR fellowship award, from the Erasmus University Rotterdam.

Ann Evans and Brienna Perelli-Harris for their Australian Research Council grant to study "Childbearing within cohabiting unions in Australia: trends, explanations, and comparisons"


Presentations at the European Population Conference, Vienna, 1-3 September 2010 [01.08.2010]

Perelli-Harris, B., N. Sánchez Gassen and Ch. Loeffler: A theoretical framework for examining policies and institutions related to childbearing within cohabitation .

Köppen, K.: The transition to first union in western Germany and France.


Posters at the European Population Conference, Vienna, 1-3 September 2010 [01.08.2010]

Kluesener, S., B. Perelli-Harris, N. Sánchez Gassen and Ch. Loeffler: State territories and hot and cold spots of non-marital fertility in Europe 1900-2007: a spatial analysis .

Kreyenfeld, M., D. Konietzka and R. Walke: Secular values and unmarried parenthood - the cohorts 1971-83 in East and West Germany .


Congratulations to Trude Lappegård for winning a very large grant to study "Family dynamics, fertility choices and family policy [01.06.2010]