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Unmarried cohabitation and its fertility in Ireland: towards post-Catholic family dynamic

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dc.contributor.author Laplante, Benoît
dc.contributor.author Castro-Martín, Teresa
dc.contributor.author Cortina Trilla, Clara
dc.contributor.author Fostik, Ana
dc.date.accessioned 2024-04-11T08:55:11Z
dc.date.available 2024-04-11T08:55:11Z
dc.date.issued 2020
dc.identifier.citation Laplante B, Castro-Martín T, Cortina C, Fostik A. Unmarried cohabitation and its fertility in Ireland: towards post-Catholic family dynamic. Irish journal of sociology. 2020 Apr;28(1):5-28. DOI: 10.1177/0791603519865410
dc.identifier.issn 0791-6035
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/59733
dc.description.abstract Ireland was known for being conservative in family matters. The 2015 referendum that allowed same-sex marriage and the 2018 one that allowed abortion showed this is no longer true. This article aims at better understanding recent family change in Ireland by looking at changes in values on topics related with family behaviour and change in behaviour related with family formation–the rise of unmarried cohabitation, and childbearing within unmarried cohabitation–with a focus on the Catholic dogma and its role in the Irish society. We use data from the 2008 European Value Survey and from the five censuses conducted between 1991 and 2011. We find that the young have been moving away from the teachings of the Church on unmarried cohabitation, but that a few years before the 2018 referendum, they were still close to it on abortion. There is no clear negative relationship between cohabitation or fertility within cohabitation and education, but the use of cohabitation seems to vary according to education. The most enduring legacy of the Church doctrine seems to be the late development of family policies that make motherhood hard to reconcile with work and might explain why cohabiting women have few children.
dc.description.sponsorship This research was supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, by the Fonds de recherche du Québec Société et culture, and by the Spanish Research Agency under the projects ‘Lowest-Low and Latest-Late Fertility in Spain: Here to Stay?’ (CSO2017-89397-R) and ‘Socio-Demographic Consequences of the Great Recession: Altered Class and Gender Relations? (RECECON)’ (CSO2016-80484-R AEI/FEDER, UE). The participation of Teresa Castro-Martín and Clara Cortina in this research has been funded by the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under Grant Agreement 320116 for the research project FamiliesAndSocieties.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher SAGE Publications
dc.relation.ispartof Irish journal of sociology. 2020 Apr;28(1):5-28
dc.rights Laplante B, Castro-Martín T, Cortina C, Fostik A, Unmarried cohabitation and its fertility in Ireland: towards post-Catholic family dynamic, Irish journal of sociology (volume 28, issue 1) pp. 5-28. Copyright © 2019 The Author(s). DOI: 10.1177/0791603519865410
dc.title Unmarried cohabitation and its fertility in Ireland: towards post-Catholic family dynamic
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0791603519865410
dc.subject.keyword Unmarried cohabitation
dc.subject.keyword Marriage
dc.subject.keyword Fertility
dc.subject.keyword Childbearing
dc.subject.keyword Education
dc.subject.keyword Republic of Ireland
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/FP7/320116
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/ES/2PE/CSO2017-89397-R
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/ES/1PE/CSO2016-80484-R
dc.rights.accessRights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.type.version info:eu-repo/semantics/acceptedVersion

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