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Entering a Union in the Twenty-First Century: Cohabitation and 'Living Apart Together'

Evans, Heather (Ann)


This chapter uses data from the HILDA survey to explore the relationship landscape of young Australians focussing on the transition to, and type of, first live-in relationship. Australians entered the twenty-first century having experienced 50 years of profound change in relationship formation, characterised by increasingly delayed marriage and a dramatic rise in unmarried cohabitation. Analyses of relationship formation behaviour almost exclusively focus on the live-in relationship. This...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Book chapter
DOI: 10.1007/978-94-017-9279-0_2


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