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Divorce-risk trends in Sweden 1971-1993
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology. Demografi (SUDA).
1995 (English)In: European Journal of Population, Vol. 11, no 4, 293-311 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this paper is to introduce an updated system of annual indexes of divorce risks and to use the sys¬tem to display trends in divorce risks for Swedish women over the years since 1971. Divorce-risk trends turn out to have been quite dif¬ferent for women at different parities. Trends for women in their first marriage (the majority) are also somewhat differ¬ent from trends in later marriages. After a spurt in divorces at parity 0 connected with a divorce reform in 1974, divorce risks have been quite stable for women at this parity, but they have increased steadily among married mothers, mostly as an effect of an increasing prevalence of premarital childbear¬ing. Our indexes are produced by an indirect standardization of register data with respect to a woman's age at marriage, du¬ration of marriage, and order of marriage. We also re¬commend standardization with respect to an indicator of premari¬tal childbearing, which is particularly important in a population with extensive nonmarital cohabitation.

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1995. Vol. 11, no 4, 293-311 p.
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Sociology (excluding Social work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-22240OAI: diva2:188767
Available from: 2007-12-19 Created: 2007-12-19 Last updated: 2011-01-16Bibliographically approved

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