ERIC Number: EJ447001
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1992
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Marriage Opportunities and Family Formation: Further Implications of Imbalanced Sex Ratios.
South, Scott J.; Lloyd, Kim M.
Journal of Marriage and the Family, v54 n2 p440-51 May 1992
Used vital statistics data and census data to examine impact of women's marriage opportunities on family formation and dissolution. Linked measures of quantity/quality of potential spouses specific for woman's age, race, education, and area of residence to marriage, divorce, and nonmarital fertility rates. Greater marriage opportunities appear to increase marriage and divorce rates and decrease illegitimacy ratios. (Author/NB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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