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The formation and outcomes of cohabiting and marital partnerships in early adulthood: the role of previous partnership experience

Journal of the Royal Statistical Society Series A (Statistics in Society) (Impact Factor: 1.36). 02/2006; 169(4):757-779. DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-985X.2006.00420.x
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ABSTRACT We estimate a joint model of the formation and dissolution of cohabiting and marital unions among British women who were born in 1970. The focus of the analysis is the effect of previous cohabitation and marriage on subsequent partnership transitions. We use a multilevel simultaneous equations event history model to allow for residual correlation between the hazards of moving from an unpartnered state into cohabitation or marriage, converting a cohabiting union into marriage and dissolution of either form of union. A simultaneous modelling approach allows for the joint determination of these transitions, which may otherwise bias estimates of the effects of previous partnership outcomes on later transitions. Copyright 2006 Royal Statistical Society.

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