The Demographic Dimensions of Divorce: The Case of Finland

Lutz W, Wils AB, & Nieminen M (1989). The Demographic Dimensions of Divorce: The Case of Finland. IIASA Working Paper. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: WP-89-006

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Abstract

Any demographic event such as birth, death, marriage, and divorce may be registered and studied with respect to various demographic dimensions; these are most prominently age and time but also duration of marriage, time since last birth, etc. Fertility, mortality, and nuptiality are all considered to depend primarily on age. Divorce has traditionally been studied with respect to marital duration.

This paper uses a multi-dimensional perspective to study the phenomenon of divorce. It is made possible by the availability of a unique data set from the Finnish Population Register that provides cross-classified information on several demographic dimensions of divorce. The study yields intriguing results that give a quite different picture than conventional one- and two-dimensional perspectives.

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Working Paper)
Research Programs: World Population (POP)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 02:00
Last Modified: 12 Aug 2016 04:49
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/3338

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