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Childbearing across partnerships in Australia, the United States, Norway, and Sweden

Thomson, Elizabeth; Lappegard, Trude; Carlson, Marcia; Evans, Heather (Ann); Gray, Edith


This article compares mothers' experience of having children with more than one partner in two liberal welfare regimes (the United States and Australia) and two social democratic regimes (Sweden and Norway). We use survey-based union and birth histories in Australia and the United States and data from national population registers in Norway and Sweden to estimate the likelihood of experiencing childbearing across partnerships at any point in the childbearing career. We find that births with new...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Demography
DOI: 10.1007/s13524-013-0273-6


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