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Legal advances and demographic developments of same-sex unions in Scandinavia
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology. (SUDA - SPaDE)
Statistics Norway / SSB.
2010 (English)In: Partnerschaft und Elternschaft bei gleichgeschlechtlichen Paaren: Verbreitung, Institutionalisierung and Alltagsgestaltung / [ed] Marina Rupp, Opladen: Verlag Barbara Budrich , 2010, 87-101 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

In 2009, Norway and Sweden completed their process of granting same-sex couples the same rights to marriage as those granted to couples of opposite sexes. Following the introduction of a specific civil status for couples of the same sex, the registered partnership, in 1993 and 1995, both countries adopted fully gender-neutral marriage legislation in 2009. In the present article, we describe the road to gender-neutral marriage in Scandinavia and map out some of the demographic developments of same-sex partnerships and marriages. We demonstrate a recent switch to higher female than male same-sex union formation, and also a higher level of female than male same-sex marriage dissolution. These demographic patterns are similar across all countries of Scandinavia: Denmark, Norway, and Sweden.

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Opladen: Verlag Barbara Budrich , 2010. 87-101 p.
, Zeitschrift für Familienforschung Sonderheft, 7
Keyword [en]
same-sex marriage, registered partnership, family dynamics, Denmark, Norway, Sweden
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Sociology (excluding Social work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-54390ISBN: 978-3-86649-379-7OAI: diva2:393669
Swedish Research CouncilSwedish Research Council
Available from: 2011-01-31 Created: 2011-01-31 Last updated: 2012-11-08Bibliographically approved

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