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Cohabitation and Marriage in the Americas: Geo-historical Legacies and New Trends

Editors: Esteve, Albert, Lesthaeghe, Ron J. (Eds.)

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  • This open access book empirically tests one of the currently most powerful explanatory frameworks for changes in family formation around the world, the theory of the Second Demographic Transition
     
    Presents an innovative, collaborative study of the rise of unmarried cohabitation in the Americas
     
    Features cross-national, comparative research by using data from the Integrated Public Use Microdata Series, International (IPUMS)

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This open access book presents an innovative study of the rise of unmarried cohabitation in the Americas, from Canada to Argentina. Using an extensive sample of individual census data for nearly all countries on the continent, it offers a cross-national, comparative view of this recent demographic trend and its impact on the family. The book offers a tour of the historical legacies and regional heterogeneity in unmarried cohabitation, covering: Canada, the United States, Mexico, Central America, Colombia, the Andean region, Brazil, and the Southern Cone. It also explores the diverse meanings of cohabitation from a cross-national perspective and examines the theoretical implications of recent developments on family change in the Americas. The book uses data from the Integrated Public Use Microdata Series, International (IPUMS), a project dedicated to collecting and distributing census data from around the world. This large sample size enables an empirical testing of one of the currently most powerful explanatory frameworks for changes in family formation around the world, the theory of the Second Demographic Transition. With its unique geographical scope, this book will provide researchers with a new understanding into the spectacular rise in premarital cohabitation in the Americas, which has become one of the most salient trends in partnership formation in the region.  

About the authors

Albert Esteve Palós, demographer and researcher, is director of Centre d’Estudis Demogràfics (CED – Centre for Demographic Studies) and associate professor at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB). With a degree in Geography he also has a PhD in Demography from the UAB with a thesis titled Nomenclàtor del Censo de Població i la seva aplicació a l'estudi del poblament a Catalunya (Population Census Gazetteer Files and Their Application to the Study of Settlement in Catalonia). He has been a visiting researcher at the University of Minnesota, the Institute National d’Études Démographiques in Paris and Princeton University. He has been a grant holder of the Department of Geography at the UAB for the University Teacher Training programme and of the Ramon i Cajal programme at the CED, in addition to obtaining research funding from the Spanish government’s National Plan for R&D, the Generalitat (Government) of Catalonia, and the sixth and seventh European Union Framework Programmes. In 2009 he received a Starting Grant from the European Research Council for the WorldFam project. His research is concerned with aspects related with couple formation, marriage markets and household structure, on both Spanish and worldwide scales. He has also made a significant contribution in research infrastructure projects, in particular with harmonisation and dissemination of population census microdata, in this case working closely with the Population Centre at the University of Minnesota. He has published chapters in several books and numerous articles which have been published in such magazines as Population Development Review, Demography, International Migration Review and Demographic Research.
Ron Lesthaeghe's research has been in the various subfields of demography : historical, social and economic, and mainly covering populations of Europe and of sub-Saharan Africa. He has also done research in the fields of cultural change in Europe and of ethnic minorities studies. He is currently examining the Second Demographic Transition, which stresses the importance of ideational changes affecting demographic behavior related to the formation/dissolution of unions and marital/non-marital fertility behavior.      

Reviews

“The authors carefully and methodically examined causes and effects over time, yielding invaluable information about the choices couples make. … Readable maps and graphs efficiently yield spatial and temporal patterns. Chapter bibliographies are rich and valuable, providing further background and insights to a better understanding of society across the Americas. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above.” (L. Yacher, Choice, Vol. 54 (10), June, 2017)


Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • A Geography of Cohabitation in the Americas, 1970–2010

    Esteve, Albert (et al.)

    Pages 1-23

  • The Rise of Cohabitation in Latin America and the Caribbean, 1970–2011

    Esteve, Albert (et al.)

    Pages 25-57

  • Cohabitation and Marriage in Canada. The Geography, Law and Politics of Competing Views on Gender Equality

    Laplante, Benoît (et al.)

    Pages 59-100

  • The Social Geography of Unmarried Cohabitation in the USA, 2007–2011

    Lesthaeghe, Ron J. (et al.)

    Pages 101-131

  • The Expansion of Cohabitation in Mexico, 1930–2010: The Revenge of History?

    Esteve, Albert (et al.)

    Pages 133-156

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Softcover 51,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-81042-3
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Cohabitation and Marriage in the Americas: Geo-historical Legacies and New Trends
Editors
  • Albert Esteve
  • Ron J. Lesthaeghe
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and the Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-31442-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-31442-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-31440-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-81042-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXV, 291
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 31 illustrations in colour
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