Marriage, Divorce, and Remarriage from Retrospective Data: A Multiregional Approach

Espenshade, T.J. (1982). Marriage, Divorce, and Remarriage from Retrospective Data: A Multiregional Approach. IIASA Collaborative Paper. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: CP-82-034


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This paper applies the framework of multiregional population analysis to marital status changes as revealed by longitudinal retrospective data on marital histories collected as part of the June 1975 Current Population Survey supplement. Four marital statuses are used: never married, presently married, divorced, and widowed. Marital status life tables are computed for three periods: 1960-1965, 1965-1970, and 1970-1975, and for each period differences between males and females and between whites and blacks are described. We examine the proportion of a life table cohort every marrying, the mean age at first marriage, the number of marriages per person marrying, the proportion of marriages ending in divorce, the average duration of a marriage (or a divorce or a widowhood), and the like.

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Collaborative Paper)
Research Programs: Human Settlements and Services Area (HSS)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 01:52
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 17:11

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