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

Keenan, K and Kenward, MG and Grundy, E and Leon, DA (2014) 'The impact of alcohol consumption on patterns of union formation in Russia 1998–2010: An assessment using longitudinal data.' Population Studies, 68 (3). 283 - 303. ISSN 0032-4728

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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
Uncontrolled Keywords: marriage, cohabitation, marital status, Russia, alcohol, health behaviours, longitudinal analysis
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Women
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Institute for Social and Economic Research
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2018 14:04
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2018 14:15
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/20976

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