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Demography (2016) 53 (5): 1283–1318.
Published: 13 September 2016
... interested in the potential impact of extended coresidence on marriage formation (Dalla Zuanna 2001 ; Huang 2013 ; Raymo and Ono 2007 ; Yamada 1999 ). The modest amount of empirical research on how living with parents is associated with individuals’ timings of first marriage, however, has not produced...
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Demography (2014) 51 (4): 1319–1344.
Published: 01 July 2014
... formation during young adulthood. Employing discrete-time event-history methods using the NLSY-97, we find that occupational education is positively associated with transitioning to first marriage and with marrying a college-educated partner for women but not for men. Moreover, occupational education...
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Demography (2021) 58 (5): 1977–2007.
Published: 01 October 2021
... options to select more egalitarian-minded men. This study overall suggests that internet dating fosters an uneven distribution of opportunities for marriage, highlighting the role of digital partner markets in the social demography of union formation. Given a high proportion of data missing for partners...
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Published: 09 January 2020
Fig. 1 Annual rate of first same-sex and opposite-sex marriage formation for Swedish-born never-married men and women at ages 16–49. Number of marriages divided by never-married population at risk, 1990–2012. Source: Swedish register data, authors’ own calculations. More
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Published: 09 January 2020
Fig. 2 Relative risks of first same-sex marriage formation in Sweden, by calendar year and sex, 1995–2012. Risks relative to that of men in 2002. Risks are standardized for age group, parity, and the experience of any previous opposite-sex marriage. Source: Swedish register data, authors’ own More
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Demography (1982) 19 (1): 1–27.
Published: 01 February 1982
...Amy Ong Tsui Abstract The family formation process is viewed as the progression of women through first marriage, first, subsequent, and last births and is examined for differential patterns of timing in 1930–1969 marriage cohorts. Based on the childbearing histories of approximately 17,000 white...
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Demography (2020) 57 (5): 1753–1786.
Published: 10 September 2020
...Deirdre Bloome; Shannon Ang Abstract Family formation in the United States has changed dramatically: marriage has become less common, nonmarital cohabitation has become more common, and racial and economic inequalities in these experiences have increased. We provide insights into recent U.S. trends...
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Demography (1995) 32 (1): 47–62.
Published: 01 February 1995
... D.E. , & Craig P.H. ( 1989 ). The Divergence of Black and White Marriage Patterns . American Journal of Sociology , 95 , 692 – 722 . 10.1086/229330 Bennett, N.G., D.E. Bloom. and C.K. Miller. 1993. “The Influence of Nonmarital Childbearing on the Formation of First Marriages...
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Demography (1997) 34 (3): 311–330.
Published: 01 August 1997
...Valerie Kincade Oppenheimer; Matthijs Kalmijn; Nelson Lim Abstract Based on data from 1979–1990 NLSY interviews, we investigate the implications of rising economic inequality for young men’s marriage timing. Our approach is to relate marriage formation to the ease or difficulty of the career-entry...
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Demography (2020) 57 (1): 147–169.
Published: 09 January 2020
...Fig. 1 Annual rate of first same-sex and opposite-sex marriage formation for Swedish-born never-married men and women at ages 16–49. Number of marriages divided by never-married population at risk, 1990–2012. Source: Swedish register data, authors’ own calculations. ...
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Demography (2015) 52 (6): 1869–1892.
Published: 21 September 2015
... effect on marriage timing for women. Taken together, these results suggest that the traditional hypergamy norm has persisted in China as an additional factor in the influences of economic resources on marriage formation. 4 9 2015 21 9 2015 © Population Association of America 2015 2015...
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Demography (1997) 34 (3): 331–341.
Published: 01 August 1997
... economic circumstances carry far more weight than women’s in marriage formation. 12 1 2011 © Population Association of America 1997 1997 Female Partner Economic Circumstance Cohabit Couple Premarital Cohabitation Main Respondent References Allison , P. ( 1984 ). Event...
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Published: 09 January 2020
Fig. 3 Annual proportions of women and men who enter first same-sex and opposite-sex marriage who are parents at the time of marriage formation, Swedish-born men and women at ages 16–49. Source: Swedish register data, authors’ own calculations. More
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Published: 09 January 2020
Fig. 4 Annual proportions of women and men in first same-sex and opposite-sex marriages who had a child within five years of marriage formation, Swedish-born men and women at ages 16–49. Source: Swedish register data, authors’ own calculations. More
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Demography (2003) 40 (1): 127–149.
Published: 01 February 2003
... the formation and the dissolution of cohabiting unions. For a substantial proportion of young men, cohabitation seemed to represent an adaptive strategy during a period of career immaturity, whereas marriage was a far more likely outcome for both stably employed cohabitors and noncohabitors alike. Earnings...
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Demography (2019) 56 (2): 451–476.
Published: 07 January 2019
.... Unemployment and low earnings clearly matter for family formation (i.e., Burstein 2007 ) and contribute to educational gaps in marriage (Harknett and Kuperberg 2011 ), but these measures do not capture important dimensions of job quality that have changed over time and are increasingly stratified...
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Published: 09 January 2020
Fig. 5 Proportions of children born to a biological mother (panel a) and father (panel b) in a same-sex marriage in Sweden with different constellations of registered parents. Data for the first biological child to a Swedish-born mother or father within five years of same-sex marriage formation More
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Demography (2003) 40 (2): 351–367.
Published: 01 May 2003
... to First Marriage . Social Forces , 74 , 1097 – 119 . 10.2307/2580394 MacDonald M.M. , & R.R. Rindfuss ( 1981 ). Earnings, Relative Income, and Family Formation . Demography , 18 , 123 – 36 . 10.2307/2061088 Manning W.D. ( 1995 ). Cohabitation, Marriage...
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Demography (2012) 49 (3): 1103–1125.
Published: 02 May 2012
...Jonathan Vespa Abstract This study builds on Becker’s and Oppenheimer’s theories of union formation to examine the economic determinants of marriage and cohabitation during older adulthood. Based on the 1998–2006 Health and Retirement Study and a sample of previously married Americans who...
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Demography (2015) 52 (3): 861–882.
Published: 05 May 2015
...Lesia Nedoluzhko; Victor Agadjanian Abstract The demographic literature on union formation in post-communist Europe typically documents retreat from marriage and increase in cohabitation. However, sociological and anthropological studies of post-Soviet Central Asia often point to a resurgence...
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