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Bedroom Politics. How family policies affect women’s fertility and union formation decisions.


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Title: Bedroom Politics. How family policies affect women’s fertility and union formation decisions.
Authors: Kokkonen, Andrej
E-mail: andrej.kokkonen@pol.gu.se
Issue Date: 25-Aug-2011
University: University of Gothenburg. Faculty of Social Sciences
Göteborgs universitet. Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten
Institution: Department of Political Science ; Statsvetenskapliga institutionen
Date of Defence: 2011-09-23
Disputation: Fredagen den 23 september 2011, kl. 13.15, Universitetsbyggnaden, Vasaparken, Göteborg
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Series/Report no.: Göteborg Studies in Politics
126
Keywords: family policy
fertility
marriage
cohabitation
divorce
union formation
union dissolution
new home economics
bargaining theory
second demographic transition
Abstract: Most studies on policies’ effect on fertility depart from the assumption that fertility decisions are taken within unions, by partners who behave altruistically towards each other. This study argues that such a focus misses a fundamental fact: namely, that fertility decisions are closely interrelated with decisions about union formation and union dissolution. Many fertility decisions are taken by individuals long before they form unions and can be certain that their partners will share the burde... more
ISBN: 978-91-89246-52-2
ISSN: 0346-5942
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/25801
Appears in Collections:Doctoral Theses / Doktorsavhandlingar Statsvetenskapliga institutionen
Doctoral Theses from University of Gothenburg / Doktorsavhandlingar från Göteborgs universitet

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