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Demography (2014) 51 (4): 1357–1379.
Published: 01 July 2014
...Wolfgang Frimmel; Martin Halla; Rudolf Winter-Ebmer Abstract Policies to promote marriage are controversial, and it is unclear whether they are successful. To analyze such policies, one must distinguish between a marriage that is created by a marriage-promoting policy ( marginal marriage...
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Demography (2014) 51 (4): 1345–1356.
Published: 03 July 2014
... of the magic moment (McLanahan et al. 2001 ; Mincy and Dupree 2001 ). The magic moment premise informed marriage promotion efforts: policies directed their resources toward parents with newborns (Dion 2005 ). Consistent with the existence of the magic moment, I found that most biological marriages occurred...
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Demography (2017) 54 (6): 2301–2329.
Published: 02 October 2017
... asymmetric gender division of labor within Japanese marriages (Tsuya et al. 2005 ) provides an interesting contrast to the United States and most other Western countries. Despite rapid growth in women’s educational attainment and the implementation of a range of policies designed to promote work-family...
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Demography (2019) 56 (4): 1219–1246.
Published: 09 July 2019
... a low propensity to marry—would benefit if they married rather than cohabited; or alternatively, whether the benefits to marriage may be more pronounced for those who have a higher propensity to marry. Given the interest in marriage promotion policies, targeting low-income individuals in countries...
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Demography (2002) 39 (3): 415–433.
Published: 01 August 2002
... strongly related to living arrangements, are often not available in large-scale surveys and may represent an important source of omitted variable bias in models that seek to relate living arrangements to outcomes. These results suggest that although marriage- promotion policies may have some success...
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Demography (2018) 55 (5): 1587–1609.
Published: 14 September 2018
... targeted during Clinton-era debates over welfare reform, and the 1996 Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act contained several provisions specifically aimed at teenage mothers (Weinstein 1998 ). President George W. Bush championed marriage promotion policies and funded the African...
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Demography (2022) 59 (1): 247–266.
Published: 01 February 2022
... benefits to promote marriage and fertility. Substantial research has explored whether and how family policies affect individual- and country-level marital and fertility rates ( Adjei and Billingsley 2017 ; Bitler et al. 2004 ; Gauthier 2007 ; Thévenon 2011 ; Yoon 2017 ). However, the effectiveness...
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Demography (2006) 43 (2): 223–240.
Published: 01 May 2006
... cities (Cherlin and Fomby 2004; Harknett and McLanahan 2004). Our focus on poor couples is propitious in light of current welfare policy debates on marriage promotion and healthy marriage. THEORY AND RESEARCH In 2000, 4.9 million households were headed by unmarried opposite-sex couples, a number...
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Demography (2004) 41 (2): 213–236.
Published: 01 May 2004
... married relative to being single. Policies that enhance men s earnings opportunities may therefore promote marriage and decrease divorce. The empirical literature has typically found that better labor-market opportunities for women are negatively associated with marriage rates suggesting...
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Demography (2011) 48 (3): 957–982.
Published: 14 June 2011
... and research are potentially profound. Policies that were designed for simple families, with parents who had children only with one another, often are not well adapted to complex families. This raises issues not only for child support policy and marriage promotion policy but also for tax and income support...
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Demography (2018) 55 (6): 2345–2370.
Published: 27 November 2018
... the government-promoted age of late marriage, 25 for men and 23 for women. 5 Column 6 in Table 5 reports the estimates for the youngest cohort. Both northern men and northern women were more likely to marry before the age of late marriage. Apparently, the heating policy did encourage people to marry earlier...
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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 (2004) 41 (2): 237–261.
Published: 01 May 2004
... in nonmarital childbearing since 1970, college-educated women have experienced little increase (Ellwood and Jencks 2002). Finally, fragile families are of great interest to policy makers. The Bush administration has proposed spending more than $1 billion over five years on programs to promote healthy marriages...
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Demography (2003) 40 (4): 659–673.
Published: 01 November 2003
... demo- graphic, health, and policy indicators that have special relevance to the topic under inves- tigation. Fertility, age at marriage, and the overall prevalence of contraceptive use are at similar levels, although there are large differences in the popularity of specific methods in the two countries...
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Demography (1998) 35 (2): 217–228.
Published: 01 May 1998
..., Kraemer (1995) suggests that policies for children must promote secure attachments in order to promote residential fathering or involvement for nonresidential fathers. Although we acknowledge that most fathering takes place in intact two-parent first families, there is diversity in fatherhood today...
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Demography (2004) 41 (2): 189–212.
Published: 01 May 2004
... reforms focused on work as a route out of dependence on welfare and toward economic self-sufficiency, policy makers were also concerned about demographic outcomes, including living ar- rangements, pregnancy, marriage, and cohabitation. Indeed, the stated goals of PRWORA included promoting marriage...
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Demography (2022) 59 (3): 1195–1220.
Published: 01 June 2022
... ). Indeed, the promotion of “developmental idealism”—including the notion that modern nuclear families are the root of development—had a significant influence on the adoption of mass schooling policies in LMICs ( Thornton 2001 ; Thornton et al. 2015 ). Demographers also viewed mass schooling...
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Demography (2004) 41 (4): 607–627.
Published: 01 November 2004
... need policies that increase the returns to work and make it possible for men and women in the bottom strata to achieve the living stan- dard they associate with marriage. The Earned Income Tax Credit is one such policy. Subsidized child care and preschools also make work more rewarding, and good...
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Demography (2006) 43 (2): 241–253.
Published: 01 May 2006
... 1 2011 © Population Association of America 2006 2006 Black Woman Total Birth Rate Unmarried Woman Marriage Rate Nonmarital Birth References Baughman , R. , & Dickert-Conlin , S. ( 2003 ). Did Expanding the EITC Promote Motherhood? . American Economic Review...
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Demography (2016) 53 (5): 1605–1630.
Published: 23 August 2016
... versus cohabitation, same-sex versus different-sex—is incomplete, which may result in erroneous public policy, reduce the effectiveness of initiatives aiming to promote lifelong health, undermine future research in public health and family studies, and obscure critical components of intergenerational...