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Partnerské dráhy prvorodiček bez partnera ve společné domácnosti

Title in English Partnership Trajectories of Mothers without a Co-residential Partner


Year of publication 2017
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Sociologický časopis
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Social Studies

Field Sociology, demography
Keywords single mothers; partnership transitions; survival analysis; life-course; de-standardization
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Description We investigate partnership transitions of mothers who had no co-residential partner at birth of their first child („solo mothers“). Using retrospective partnership and co-residence histories from the Czech 2005 GGS, we investigate entry into the first subsequent co-residential partnership using event history methods. We test several hypotheses derived from the individualization theory. While approximately one half of „solo mothers“ had no co-residential partner at child birth, almost 50 % of them did start a co-residential partnership subsequently. The probability of transitioning into a co-residential partnership increased over cohorts. Whereas about 25 % of solo mothers from the oldest cohort (1st child born before started a co-residential partnership in the 20 years following childbirth, almost two thirds did so in the youngest cohort. The highest odds are among very young solo mothers. Well educated solo mothers are more likely to remain without a co-residential partner and the effect of education increases over cohorts, reflecting perhaps their growing ability and willingness to remain solo.
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