Show simple item record

Files in this item


Item metadata

dc.contributor.authorMikolai, Julia
dc.identifier.citationMikolai , J 2017 , ' Partnership histories and the transition to motherhood in later reproductive ages in Europe ' , Population: English Edition , vol. 72 , no. 1 , pp. 123-154 .
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 249039074
dc.identifier.otherPURE UUID: 654fea65-5579-49f5-8f73-3c1e8716d9ad
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0002-7733-6659/work/48516893
dc.identifier.otherWOS: 000402782500005
dc.descriptionJúlia Mikolai was a PhD student at the Department of Social Statistics and Demography at the University of Southampton and was funded by a scholarship provided by the Economic and Social Research Council (ES/J500161/1) while completing most of this work.en
dc.description.abstractChanging partnership experiences might accentuate fertility postponement and lead to increased uncertainty as to whether women will remain childless unwillingly. Previous research typically focused on current partnership status and a single country when studying the link between partnerships and first birth. We examine how current partnership status and partnership histories of women who remained childless by age 30 or 35 are linked to later transition to motherhood in twelve European countries. Women born between 1953 and 1962 are analysed using data from the Harmonized Histories. In Western and Northern European countries, women who married their cohabiting partner by age 30 have the highest probability of achieving a first birth between age 30 and 40, followed by the directly married. We find the opposite in Southern European and post-socialist countries. Cohabiting women generally have smaller first birth probabilities than directly married women. In Western and Northern Europe, never partnered women are the least likely to have a child by age 40 whereas in the remaining countries, women who are single following union dissolution have the smallest first birth probabilities. This study highlights that women’s opportunities to become a mother at later ages are linked to their partnership histories in different ways across Europe.
dc.relation.ispartofPopulation: English Editionen
dc.rightsCopyright © 2017 Institut national d'études démographiques. This work has been made available online in accordance with the publisher’s policies. This is the author created accepted version manuscript following peer review and as such may differ slightly from the final published version. The final published version of this work is available at:
dc.subjectFirst birthen
dc.subjectPartnership historiesen
dc.subjectCurrent partnership statusen
dc.subjectG Geography (General)en
dc.subjectD901 Europe (General)en
dc.subjectHA Statisticsen
dc.titlePartnership histories and the transition to motherhood in later reproductive ages in Europeen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.description.versionPublisher PDFen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.Geography & Sustainable Developmenten
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record