The Role of Consensual Unions in Romanian Total Fertility Stockholm The Role of Consensual Unions in Romanian Total Fertility

Jan Hoem, Cornelia Mureşan, Jan Hoem, Cornelia Mureşan
The purpose of the present paper is to complete previous analyses of duration-based Total Fertility Rates specific for union types (TUFRs) as contained in the Romanian Generations and Gender Survey. The present analysis covers the period 1965-2005, going back twenty more years than before. It reproduces negative educational gradients in fertility, now for women in consensual unions and in direct marriages, separately. Partnered Romanian women have a high duration-based Total Fertility Rate even
more » ... Fertility Rate even when they are enrolled in education. For women with a low educational attainment we find that the total fertility in marital and in cohabitational unions are largely of the same size order. The Total Fertility Rate for a consensual union that is converted into a marriage appears as a contribution from the cohabitational period added to a separate contribution from the marital period.