Toegenomen diversiteit op de huwelijksmarkt. De invloed van de rol van het verloop van relatie betrekkingen op het aangaan van partnerrelaties en de partner selektie
06 / 2004 - onbekend
Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek (NWO)
With the changes in union formation and dissolution during recent decades, the marriage market has become increasingly diverse with respect to singles relationship histories. The aim of the proposed research is to gain insight into the role of past relational experiences for union formation and partner selection. The first question is to what extent is there an influence of an individual s relationship career on the chances of union formation and the type of union formed, and how can this influence be explained. To this end, a broad range of aspects of the relationship career is considered, variations in the influence of the relationship career by age and over time are studied and the role of people s attitudes towards relationships is taken into account. The second question is to what extent is there a relation between an individual s relationship career and partner choice with respect to the partner s relationship career, and how can this relation be explained. To gain insight into this relation, similarity between partners relationship careers is examined with respect to prior marital status, prior cohabiting unions and the number of unions.