Thursday, May 3 / 1:30 PM - 3:20 PM   •   Continental Ballroom 6

Session 39:
Union Formation in Developed Countries

Chair: Cynthia G. Colen, Ohio State University
Discussant: Megan M. Sweeney, University of California, Los Angeles

  1. Job Autonomy and Marriage Formation: A Comparison between Men and WomenJanet Kuo, University of Texas at Austin ; Kelly Raley, University of Texas at Austin

  2. Just a Matter of Time. Cohabitations as Real Alternatives or Trial Marriage in Spain and ItalyMaria Carella, Università degli Studi di Bari ; Thaís García Pereiro, Università degli Studi di Bari ; Roberta Pace, Università degli Studi di Bari

  3. Marriage Formation and Economic Opportunity in the United States: 1970-2000Catherine A. Fitch, University of Minnesota ; Sheela Kennedy, University of Minnesota ; J. Michael Oakes, University of Minnesota ; Steven Ruggles, University of Minnesota

  4. Love, Marriage, Then the Baby Carriage? Marriage Timing and Childbearing in SwedenJennifer A. Holland, Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (NIDI)

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