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The Role of Pre- and Postconception Relationships for First-Time Parents

dc.contributor.author Rackin, H
dc.contributor.author Gibson Davis, CM
dc.date.accessioned 2016-07-07T18:11:13Z
dc.date.issued 2012-06-01
dc.identifier.issn 0022-2445
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10161/12436
dc.description.abstract Using data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1997, a nationally representative cohort of young adults, the authors analyzed relationship type at the time of a first birth (N = 4,044). More than 10% of births were to a postconception cohabiting household (cohabitations that were initiated between conception and birth), a higher proportion of births than those born to postconception married households. Individuals in postconception and preconception cohabiting relationships (cohabitations that existed prior to conception) were demographically similar; both groups were associated with lower levels of socioeconomic advantage relative to those in preconception and postconception marriage. Postconception and preconception cohabiting relationships were associated with similar levels of dissolution, as 40% dissolved within 3 years of a child's birth. Having a marital union, rather than whether relationship was established pre- or postconception, was more strongly associated with who selected into the relationship and how long the relationship lasted. © National Council on Family Relations, 2012.
dc.publisher Wiley
dc.relation.ispartof Journal of Marriage and Family
dc.relation.isversionof 10.1111/j.1741-3737.2012.00974.x
dc.title The Role of Pre- and Postconception Relationships for First-Time Parents
dc.type Journal article
duke.contributor.id Gibson-Davis, CM|0290815
pubs.begin-page 526
pubs.end-page 539
pubs.issue 3
pubs.organisational-group Center for Child and Family Policy
pubs.organisational-group Duke
pubs.organisational-group Duke Population Research Center
pubs.organisational-group Duke Population Research Institute
pubs.organisational-group Psychology and Neuroscience
pubs.organisational-group Sanford School of Public Policy
pubs.organisational-group Trinity College of Arts & Sciences
pubs.publication-status Published
pubs.volume 74
dc.identifier.eissn 1741-3737


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