The influence of partners' education on family formation

Bauer, Gerrit ; Jacob, Marita

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Document Type: Working paper
Year of publication: 2009
The title of a journal, publication series: EQUALSOC Working Paper
Volume: 2009/4
Place of publication: Berlin ; Mannheim
Publishing house: Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung ; MZES
Publication language: English
Institution: Außerfakultäre Einrichtungen > Mannheim Centre for European Social Research - Research Department A
Subject: 300 Social sciences, sociology, anthropology
Abstract: Most of the empirical studies on education and fertility focus on characte ristics of the female spouse. The role of the partner is often neglected. Yet, most children are fathered and grow up in a relationship. Hence, we assume that both partners' education has to be regarded when analysing family formation. In our paper, we use couples as the unit of analyses and look at each partner's education and the couple's educational constellation, i.e. if both partners have the same educational level or if one partner is higher educated than the other. In our empirical analysis on first births we us the German Socio-Economic Panel (GSOEP).
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