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Economic, Social and Political Sciences

Partnership dynamics and the transition to first birth in Europe and the United States: New insights from a multi-state approach Seminar

Social Statistics and Demography
6 March 2015

For more information regarding this seminar, please telephone Dr Agnese Vitali on +44 (0)23 80 592935 or email .

Event details

Social Statistics and Demography PGR seminar


This presentation focuses on the intersection between partnership histories and the transition to motherhood in Europe and the United States. I examine two main aspects of this intersection. First, I study how partnership histories are related to childless women's probabilities to become mothers at later reproductive ages. Second, I examine the educational gradient of several partnership transitions leading to a first birth across the examined countries. Using retrospective union and fertility histories and a multi-state framework, my study provides new insights into the role of changing partnership dynamics in the transition to first birth across Europe and the United States.

Speaker information

Julia Mikolai ,Postgraduate research student

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