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The impact of alcohol consumption on patterns of union formation in Russia 1998–2010: an assessment using longitudinal data

Keenan, Katherine, Kenward, Michael G., Grundy, Emily and Leon, David A. (2014) The impact of alcohol consumption on patterns of union formation in Russia 1998–2010: an assessment using longitudinal data. Population Studies, 68 (3). pp. 283-303. ISSN 0032-4728

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Identification Number: 10.1080/00324728.2014.955045

Abstract

Using data from the Russian Longitudinal Monitoring Survey, 1998–2010, we investigated the extent to which patterns of alcohol consumption in Russia are associated with the subsequent likelihood of entry into cohabitation and marriage. Using discrete-time event history analysis we estimated for 16–50 year olds the extent to which the probabilities of entry into the two types of union were affected by the amount of alcohol drunk and the pattern of drinking, adjusted to allow for social and demographic factors including income, employment, and health. The results show that individuals who did not drink alcohol were less likely to embark on either cohabitation or marriage, that frequent consumption of alcohol was associated with a greater chance of entering unmarried cohabitation than of entering into a marriage, and that heavy drinkers were less likely to convert their relationship from cohabitation to marriage.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/rpst20
Additional Information: © 2014 The Authors
Divisions: Lifecourse, Ageing & Population Health
Social Policy
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
Sets: Research centres and groups > ALPHA (Ageing, Lifecourse and Population Health Analysis)
Departments > Social Policy
Date Deposited: 06 Nov 2014 14:41
Last Modified: 20 May 2019 01:42
Projects: ES/I903224/1
Funders: Economic and Social Research Council
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/60092

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