Without ceremony and without papers. The diversity of conjugal cohabitation in Portugal
Journal of Education, Psychology and Social Sciences
In a qualitative study drawing on 48 in-depth interviews with cohabiting men and women living mostly in metropolitan Lisbon, we identified eight patterns of conjugal cohabitation: the modern, the circumstantial, the engagement (pre-marriage), the male, the transgressive, the traditional, the unstable, and the experimental. The aims of this article are to identify the main features and characteristics of each pattern and to put forward some conclusions on cohabitation in Portugal, in particular on the diversity of meanings, contexts, trajectories and dynamics of conjugality associated with cohabitation.
Cohabitation,Conjugality,Gender,Biographical trajectories,Social class
Classificação Fields of Science and Technology
- Sociologia - Ciências Sociais