The meaning of marriage for men during the transition to fatherhood : the Swiss context

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Serval ID
serval:BIB_C899E320A67C
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Collection
Publications
Title
The meaning of marriage for men during the transition to fatherhood : the Swiss context
Journal
Marriage and Family Review
Author(s)
Le Goff J.M., Ryser V.A.
ISSN
0149-4929
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2010
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
46
Number
1
Pages
107-125
Language
english
Abstract
In Europe, Switzerland presents an unusual pattern of marriage with a very high proportion of couples who begin to cohabit without being married, but with a very low proportion of nonmarital births. A lot of couples marry before the conception of the child or during the pregnancy. In this article we focus on the point of view of men vis-agrave-vis the marriage and its meanings. Qualitative investigations show that men strongly desire marriage for several reasons, from their desire to participate in child rearing to the fear of having their paternity denied by Swiss institutions
Keywords
institutions, life course, marriage, nonmarital births,Switzerland
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03/02/2010 10:44
Last modification date
03/03/2018 21:21
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