Common law households and marriage frequency 1974

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Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Jan Trost - Uppsala University, Department of Archaeology and Ancient History.

Research principal

Uppsala University - Department of Archaeology and Ancient History. rorId


The aim is that the material should illustrate the unmarried cohabitation that has been more frequent from the mid-sixties. Married couples are compared with unmarried cohabitant couples from Gävle. Questions about personal data, background to cohabitation and/or marriage, engagement and marriage, parents and knowledge about legal and social matters.

Data contains personal data



Method and outcome

Unit of analysis


Married couples and common law households in Gävle during the period

Time Method

Time period(s) investigated

1974-09-01 – 1974-10-01



Number of individuals/objects


Data format / data structure

Data collection
  • Mode of collection: Face-to-face interview
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 1974-09 – 1974-10
  • Source of the data: Population group
Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Sweden

Geographic description: Gävle

Administrative information

Responsible department/unit

Department of Archaeology and Ancient History.

Topic and keywords

Research area

Legislation and legal systems (CESSDA Topic Classification)

Social sciences (Standard för svensk indelning av forskningsämnen 2011)

Family life and marriage (CESSDA Topic Classification)


Lewin, B., & Trost, J. (1978) Att sambo och gifta sig. Fakta och föreställningar. SOU 1978:55. Stockholm: LiberFörlag/Allmänna förl. ISBN: 91-38-04269-X.
ISBN: 91-38-04269-X

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Published: 1987-06-01
Last updated: 2019-02-06