Decisions on marriage? Couple’s decisions on union transition in Sweden

2019-01-31T09:59:51Z (GMT) by Ann-Zofie Duvander Linda Kridahl
Abstract: The current generation who has been adults during a period of less normative and more open attitudes toward various forms of unions, is likely to view marriage from a new perspective. This study investigates marriage behavior in Sweden based on couples’ intentions to have children, education level, marital attitudes, and intentions to marry. We use Young Adult Panel Study conducted in 2009 with augmented register data for 2009-2014. Logistic regression analysis is employed to study marriage within the follow-up period. The study finds that the most central factors for couples to marry are their marital intentions and attitudes. Women and men’ intentions have similar influences, indicating that both partners have veto power and that one partner is not more decisive than the other.