Cohabitation and Social Engagement

Cohabitation and Social Engagement

Cohabitation and Social Engagement

Cohabitation and Social Engagements

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Référence bibliographique [10097]

Schimmele, Christoph M. et Wu, Zheng. 2011. «Cohabitation and Social Engagement ». Canadian Studies in Population, vol. 38, no 3-4, p. 23-36.

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1. Objectifs


Intentions :
«Cet article établit une comparaison et montre les contrastes entre le mariage (et autres situations de famille) sur deux dimensions de l’engagement social, c’est-à-dire les réseaux sociaux et le comportement à caractère sociable.» (p. 23)

2. Méthode


Échantillon/Matériau :
«To describe marital status differences in social engagement, the following analysis utilizes data from the General Social Survey, Cycle 17 (GSS-17).» (p. 27) «[T]he GSS-17 collected information from a sample of 24,951 individuals living in private households [...].» (p. 28)

Type de traitement des données :
Analyse statistique

3. Résumé



«In Canada, nonmarital cohabitation has become a normative life experience, but there are uncertainties regarding its contribution to social cohesion. This article compares and contrasts cohabitation with marriage (and other marital statuses) on two dimensions of social engagement: social networks and prosocial behaviour. The study employs GSS-17 microdata and logistic= regression analysis. The findings illustrate that social engagement is similar among cohabitors and the married.». (p. 23) «The influence of marital status on social engagement is an important consideration, because social networks link individuals to their communities, and prosocial behaviours demonstrate a concern for community well-being. Our main interest was comparing cohabitation to marriage in these terms. This preceding descriptive analysis offers insights into the meaning of cohabitation in the social context. The empirical analysis explored the association between cohabitation and social engagement. Although our analysis does not resolve what explains marital status differences in social engagement, it nonetheless describes some important distinctions between cohabitation and marriage.» (p. 34)
Note : Cet article présente aussi des données sur le Québec.