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Demography (2008) 45 (1): 193–207.
Published: 01 February 2008
... in the percentage of women with at least one child outside of formal marriage for all cohorts of white and Hispanic women, and an increase of roughly two-thirds for all cohorts of black women. I also document qualitative differences in nonmarital fertility by race/ethnicity, with the percentage of nonmarital births...
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Demography (2020) 57 (1): 147–169.
Published: 09 January 2020
.... The period begins with the introduction of registered partnership for same-sex couples and also covers the introduction of formal same-sex marriage in 2009. We use register data for the complete population of Sweden to contrast patterns in male and female same-sex marriage formation and divorce. We show...
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Demography (1991) 28 (4): 587–607.
Published: 01 November 1991
... and type . The relationship between partner attributes and the choice between formal and informal coupling is also considered. 13 1 2011 © Population Association of America 1991 1991 Union Formation Consensual Union Formal Marriage Puerto Rican Woman Legal Marriage References...
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Demography (1987) 24 (2): 245–264.
Published: 01 May 1987
... of cohabitation as a prelude or alternative to marriage, economic forces hindering family formation, and ideological change. 27 1 2011 © Population Association of America 1987 1987 Birth Cohort Birth Interval Marriage Market Marriage Cohort Formal Marriage References Family...
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Demography (2009) 46 (1): 211–219.
Published: 01 February 2009
...Jo Anna Gray; Jean Stockard; Joe Stone Abstract Our recent paper in Demography (Gray, Stockard, and Stone 2006) has attracted the close scrutiny of several prominent academics. Three sets of formal comments, authored independently by Ermisch, Martin, and Wu (EMW), appear in this issue of Demography...
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Demography (2006) 43 (3): 447–461.
Published: 01 August 2006
... by those who moved into a married stepfamily. Stable cohabiting stepfamilies were associated with lower levels of well-being than stable married stepfamilies. Formalization of a cohabiting stepfamily through marriage did not translate into any appreciable benefits for adolescent well-being. 14 1 2011...
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Demography (1991) 28 (3): 467–479.
Published: 01 August 1991
... of first marriage thus far have given no indication of such a decline. Despite this formal consistency, the divergence between the two analyses is striking. Much attention has been devoted, for example, to the question of whether fertility decline in Taiwan will be accompanied by a transition to Western...
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Demography (2018) 55 (4): 1317–1341.
Published: 07 June 2018
... in this study is based on the so-called marriage bar, the legal requirement that women leave paid employment upon getting married, which took effect in Ireland in the 1930s and was abolished only in the 1970s. The IV regression estimates, along with formal statistical tests, provide no evidence in support...
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Demography (2011) 48 (2): 481–506.
Published: 28 April 2011
... comparisons to the “married” group. Coefficient magnitudes relative to the married groups are compared, or the statistical significance of coefficients of different groups relative to the married group are compared, but formal statistical tests of difference between groups for whom a marriage protection...
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Demography (2013) 50 (5): 1641–1661.
Published: 18 April 2013
... of these changes on childlessness has not been formally examined. In this article, I use data from the Current Population Survey Fertility Supplements (1995, 1998, 2004, 2008) and logistic regression and regression-based decomposition techniques to assess the contribution of changes in educational attainment...
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Demography (2016) 53 (5): 1377–1398.
Published: 13 September 2016
... ( D ) would render the marriage more robust to a run of negative signals. The approach taken in this article, as well as that taken in earlier studies of the causes of divorce, can be considered different special cases of this overarching model. We assessed the robustness of our formal model...
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Demography (1986) 23 (3): 329–349.
Published: 01 August 1986
... by first subtracting the respondent's century month of first formal marriage from century month of first birth and obtaining the first birth interval. Respondents with a negative interval are classified as belonging to the Premarital Birth group. Individuals with an interval of 0 to 7 months are defined...
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Demography (1967) 4 (2): 453–463.
Published: 01 June 1967
... Negro women, either married or in con- sensual union 20 17.4 28.7 9.0 Fertility Problems in a Colombian Semi-Urban Community 455 Two possible testable hypotheses, then, emerge for consideration in future re- search. First, is the age of entering a formal marriage not significantly differ- ent from...
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Demography (2015) 52 (4): 1243–1268.
Published: 01 July 2015
... income; e.g., Juhn and Murphy 1997 ). Marriage, viewed through this lens, does not translate 1:1 to the same-sex context. Gay couples are sterile, and lesbian couples lack the asymmetry of opposite-sex couples: either party can bear a child, and neither party needs a formal union for legal...
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Demography (2003) 40 (1): 67–81.
Published: 01 February 2003
... way to begin a union was through un- married cohabitation, representing a lengthy transitional stage preceding formal marriage, which tended to occur either just before or after the birth of the first child. The risks of disruption for cohabiting unions were also much higher than for marriages, even...
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Demography (1995) 32 (1): 47–62.
Published: 01 February 1995
... of marriage appears to derail these women's existing plans. For most women, nonmarriage is the consequence, not the cause, of their nonmarital childbearing. Our analyses of entry into informal versus formal unions suggests that among these women, informal unions seem to substitute, to some extent, for formal...
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Demography (1980) 17 (3): 275–295.
Published: 01 August 1980
... in Denmark, presumably largely as a viable alternative to remarriage for the previously married. Apparently consensual unions have largely captured the former role of pre- marital courtship and the initial stages of formal marriage, and to a considerable extent even have taken over the pre- rogatives...
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Demography (2013) 50 (4): 1197–1216.
Published: 24 January 2013
... residence at the house-unit level; fastighet ), and we include in our definition of partnership both formal marriages and nonmarital cohabitation with common children, which is the most relevant indicator of a stable partnership in the Swedish context. 1 To focus on educational effects, we include...
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Demography (2015) 52 (5): 1409–1430.
Published: 30 July 2015
... freedpeople also meant that African Americans had a stronger incentive than whites to formalize their unions in law. Many state marriage laws pertaining to African Americans in the South considered cohabiting couples to be married and required these couples to legally register their union (Cott 2000 :91...
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Demography (2009) 46 (3): 553–574.
Published: 01 August 2009
... period of one year is usually required before a divorce can be obtained (Statistics Norway 2008a). A more pernicious problem is that we are unable to measure cohabiting unions that are not eventually formalized as marriages, and for those that are formalized, we identify the partnership only when...