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By Albert Esteve, Ron J. Lesthaeghe

This open entry ebook offers an leading edge research of the increase of single cohabitation within the Americas, from Canada to Argentina. utilizing an in depth pattern of person census info for almost all international locations at the continent, it bargains a cross-national, comparative view of this contemporary demographic pattern and its impression at the family members. The e-book deals a journey of the historic legacies and nearby heterogeneity in single cohabitation, masking: Canada, the U.S., Mexico, relevant the United States, Colombia, the Andean area, Brazil, and the Southern Cone. It additionally explores the various meanings of cohabitation from a cross-national point of view and examines the theoretical implications of contemporary advancements on kinfolk swap within the Americas. The e-book makes use of information from the built-in Public Use Microdata sequence, foreign (IPUMS), a undertaking devoted to accumulating and allotting census info from world wide. this massive pattern dimension permits an empirical checking out of 1 of the presently strongest explanatory frameworks for adjustments in family members formation world wide, the idea of the second one Demographic Transition. With its designated geographical scope, this ebook will offer researchers with a brand new realizing into the superb upward push in premarital cohabitation within the Americas, which has turn into probably the most salient tendencies in partnership formation within the area.

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For most countries, these regions remain the same over the entire period of observation, except for Brazil and Haiti, in which the spatial resolution improves, beginning with 26 regions in 1970 and increasing to 135 smaller regions in Brazil and increasing from 9 to 19 in Haiti. There are no regional data for Puerto Rico whereas Cuba, Honduras and Jamaica contribute information only for the 2000 census round. Bolivia, Belize and Costa Rica only provide information accumulated after the 2000 census round.

J. com J. edu © The Author(s) 2016 A. J. 1007/978-3-319-31442-6_2 25 26 A. Esteve et al. g. divorce, abortion, homosexuality, suicide and euthanasia). The last section deals with the household and family contexts of married persons and cohabitors respectively. The chapter is not only meant to offer a statistical description, but also to raise several points that should facilitate an interpretation of the phenomenon of the “cohabitation boom”. A short introduction of the issues involved is now being presented.

With every additional 500 m, cohabitation decreases by 6–7 percentage points. The largest contrast in cohabitation between low and high altitudes is in Ecuador: a 60 % cohabitation rate in municipalities below 500 m and 10 % in those above 3000 m. In Venezuela, the decrease of cohabitation with altitude is observed until one reaches 1500 and 2000 m. Peru has a different pattern: the highest levels of cohabitation are observed in those districts located between 1000 and 1500 m high. After that level, cohabitation falls with additional altitude, as in the other Andean states.

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