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Stella CHATZITHEOCHARI (University of Warwick) – “Changing Togetherness? A New Look at Trends in Couple Time in the UK”
January 14, 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
The Sociology Seminar: Thursdays
Time: 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Date: 14 th of January 2021
Stella CHATZITHEOCHARI (University of Warwick) – “Changing Togetherness? A New Look at Trends in Couple Time in the UK“
Abstract :This paper examines changes in couple time across the life-course. Recent years have witnessed an increasing interest in couple time and its association with work and family constraints. However, the majority of existing work has relied on individual-level data of low reliability that only allow the examination of a unidimensional measure of togetherness. Drawing on nationally representative data from matched couples in the 2000 and 2015 UK Time Use Surveys, we construct a set of novel measures that capture varying levels of togetherness. We specifically focus on the time partners spend at different locations, time together at home, as well as the time when both partners are at home but report being alone (alone-together). We then examine the extent to which changes in togetherness can be explained by changes in work and family circumstances, lifestyle choices, and technological change. Joint with Killian Mullan (Aston University).
Jeanne GANAULT, Etienne OLLION, Felix TROPF (Laboratoire de sociologie quantitative – CREST)