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Demography (2007) 44 (2): 389–404.
Published: 01 May 2007
... to implement strong controls for selectivity. I find that active-duty military service increases the probability of first marriage for both whites and blacks. In part, this relationship is due to positive selectivity into the military and, for whites, to greater income and economic stability. Above and beyond...
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Demography (2016) 53 (4): 937–953.
Published: 06 July 2016
... that cohabiting couples do no not enjoy the same stability as married couples, in part because of the lack of legal and social support. Further, selection processes are operating, with disadvantaged couples less often having sufficient economic resources to marry. Couples may experience stress and conflict...
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Demography (1987) 24 (1): 77–97.
Published: 01 February 1987
...–1980. The individuals followed in the survey generated spells analyzed with a multivariate competing risk hazard model. We develop a map of the flow among household types and of the economic and demographic profiles of individuals making the transitions. We find wide variability in the stability...
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Demography (2015) 52 (2): 401–432.
Published: 07 March 2015
... those of divorced mothers. These trends imply that changes in marital stability have not contributed to rising income instability among families with children, but trends in the extent and economic costs of cohabitation have likely contributed to rising income instability for less-advantaged children...
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Demography (2018) 55 (2): 535–557.
Published: 22 February 2018
... relative to a standard associated with marriage strongly predict marriage. For dissolution, couples with higher and more equal earnings are significantly less likely to separate. Findings demonstrate that within-couple earnings equality promotes stability, and between-couple inequalities in economic...
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Demography (1993) 30 (3): 353–371.
Published: 01 August 1993
... the characteristics of women in each cohort, investigating the influence of an array of work- and family-related characteristics on women's postdisruption income. It clarifies cohort change or stability in the economic disadvantages of marital disruption by decomposing cohort change in mean postdisruption income...
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Demography (2005) 42 (1): 75–90.
Published: 01 February 2005
... efficiently. We found that the economic costs of living with a single parent are larger for black children than for white children. Most of the discrepancy can be attributed to differences in remarriage rates, marital stability, welfare participation, and female labor supply. 15 2 2011 ©...
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Demography (2021) 58 (6): 2265–2289.
Published: 01 December 2021
..., in particular, marriage? When and whom one marries have important implications for economic and family stability, with marriage acting as a social safety net, encouraging joint long-term investments, and potentially producing dual-earner families. I focus on the marriage timing and assortative mating patterns...
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Demography (1992) 29 (3): 389–408.
Published: 01 August 1992
...Hope Corman; Robert Kaestner Abstract The purpose of this paper is to provide evidence on the effect of child health on marital stability and family structure in an economic framework. We use the 1988 National Health Interview Survey’s Child Health Supplement, with a sample of about 9,000 families...
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Demography (1972) 9 (1): 119–128.
Published: 01 February 1972
...Peter Uhlenberg Abstract Patterns of family size, family stability, and timing of family formation characteristic of Mexican-Americans are contrasted with those of Japanese-Americans, and consequences of their demographic differences for group achievement are explored. Mexican-Americans are found...
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Demography (2013) 50 (2): 725–750.
Published: 10 October 2012
...Rachel E. Goldberg Abstract Epidemiological, economic, and social forces have produced high levels of volatility in family and household structure for young people growing up in sub-Saharan Africa in recent decades. However, scholarship on the family to date has not examined the influence...
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Demography (2007) 44 (1): 159–179.
Published: 01 February 2007
... for cohabiting couples. What do these patterns tell us about the different theoretical approaches? Our ndings are more in line with the cultural approach than with the economic approach. According to the cultural approach, male dominance is stabilizing for marriages because it concurs with traditional gender...
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Demography (2019) 56 (1): 151–167.
Published: 20 November 2018
... degree to achieve economic stability (Berlin et al. 2010 ; Danziger and Ratner 2010 ; Fussell et al. 2007 ). Simultaneously, evidence suggests that the economic requirements for marriage are rising (Smock et al. 2005 ) and that marriage is becoming a capstone to be achieved after economic stability...
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Demography (1978) 15 (4): 397–432.
Published: 01 November 1978
... – 151 ). Cardiff, Great Britain : University of Wales Press . Easterlin , Richard A. , Wachter , M. L. , & Wachter , S. M. ( 1978 ). Demographic Influences on Economic Stability: The United States Experience . Population and Development Review , 4 , 1 – 23 . 10.2307/1972146...
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Demography (2023) 60 (1): 147–171.
Published: 01 February 2023
..., providing couples with economic resources they can use to improve their marital quality, thereby lowering their divorce risk. Alternatively, wealth may stabilize marriages through its symbolic value, allowing couples who have achieved the economic success expected of married couples to receive more social...
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Demography (2006) 43 (1): 25–52.
Published: 01 February 2006
... the in uence of economic conditions, we compare years of economic stability/growth against years of economic decline. Years of economic downturns were those during which the country s GNI per capita was lower than the average GNI per capita during the previ- ous three years. Control variables. Control...
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Demography (2014) 51 (5): 1677–1701.
Published: 30 September 2014
... point to the importance of economic well-being and financial stability as predictors of marriage, particularly for men (Sassler and Goldscheider 2004 ; Sweeney 2002 ; Xie et al. 2003 ). Economic instability and a lack of economic resources matter less for cohabitation (Clarkberg 1999 ; Xie et al...
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Demography (1985) 22 (3): 395–414.
Published: 01 August 1985
... ). Demographic influences on economic stability: The United States experience . Population and Development Review , 4 , 1 – 22 . 10.2307/1972146 Fienberg S. E. ( 1980 ). The Analysis of Cross-Classified Categorical Data . 2nd ed. Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press . Flaim P. O. ( 1979...
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Demography (2019) 56 (2): 451–476.
Published: 07 January 2019
... economic stability, family scholars have argued that marrying with scant financial resources is stigmatized and perceived as risky because of the potential for economic insecurity to destabilize the relationship (Gibson-Davis et al. 2005 ). In contrast, financial strain appears to be at least one factor...
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Demography (2023) 60 (4): 965–976.
Published: 01 August 2023
... ), and are more likely to have behavioral problems ( D'Onofrio et al. 2009 ). The stress of poverty can also have negative effects on children's mental health ( Najman et al. 2010 ; Wickham et al. 2017 ). Two recent studies have examined changes in economic stability around the time of childbirth. Stanczyk...
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