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Trends in marriage formation in Sweden 1971-1993
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology. Demografi (SUDA).
1998 (English)In: European Journal of Population, Vol. 14, no 2, 157-178 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this paper is to introduce a system of annual indexes of the risks of marriage formation and re-formation and to use the system to display such marriage risks for Swedish women over the years since 1971. Our indexes are produced by applying indirect standardization to register data. The propensity to marry decreased considerably during the 1970s and it has continued to decrease also during the first half of the 1980s and the beginning of the 1990s. The decrease in marriage risks is mostly due to a decreased propensity to marry among never-married women with no children. The decrease is not so strong for never-married women with chil¬dren and for divorced women. A sharp, but only temporal, deviation from the general pattern of Swedish marriage-risk trends occurred in 1989, when the number of marriages formed increased dramatically in response to the near-abolition of the public widow’s pensions for women who were not married at the beginning of 1990.

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1998. Vol. 14, no 2, 157-178 p.
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Sociology (excluding Social work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-22230OAI: diva2:188757
Available from: 2007-12-19 Created: 2007-12-19 Last updated: 2011-01-14Bibliographically approved

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