Martin Kreidl: "Cohabitation experience and change in attitudes in a comparative perspective" – organized by the Doctoral School of Sociology at ELTE
In our paper with my colleague, Zuzana Zilincikova, we study if (and how) living in an unmarried cohabitation alters attitudes towards the family. Using panel data from the first two rounds of Generations and Gender Surveys from 9 countries and applying fixed-effect models, we show that exposure to an unmarried co-residential union makes people more tolerant towards divorce, whereas exposure to marriage increases the more traditional view. We also show that not only entry to a cohabitation, but more importantly the time spent in cohabitation alters the attitude (each month of exposure contributes to a shift in attitudes). Cohabitation thus plays a dual role in the course of the Second Demographic Transition: its rise stems from more liberal attitudes and values regarding family life. Yet, experience with cohabitation also serves as a catalyst of a value change and further contributes – at the level of an individual – to a shift towards a less traditional normative standpoint.
Prof. Martin Kreidl works at the Department of Sociology, Faculty of Social Studies, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic. https://www.muni.cz/en/people/108207-martin-kreidl
Date & time: 7th May, 18:00
Venue: ELTE Faculty of Social Sciences, 1/A Pázmány Péter sétány, Budapest, H-1117, room Nr 0.100C (Kari Tanácsterem)
The event is funded by the EFOP-3.6.3-VEKOP-16-2017-00007 grant.