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ERIC Number: EJ879238
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
ISSN: ISSN-0192-513X
Women's Marital Naming Choices in a Nationally Representative Sample
Gooding, Gretchen E.; Kreider, Rose M.
Journal of Family Issues, v31 n5 p681-701 2010
We explore women's marital naming choices using the 2004 American Community Survey (ACS). Six percent of native-born married women have nonconventional surnames. "Nonconventional" surnames include hyphenated surnames, two surnames, and women who kept their own surname at marriage. Characteristics associated with nonconventional surname use include younger age, being other than White non-Hispanic, a large age difference between spouses, and higher educational attainment. Women with a master's degree have odds of using a nonconventional surname that are 2.8 times higher than those who have less than a bachelor's degree, whereas women with a professional degree have odds that are 5.0 times higher, and women with a doctorate have odds 9.8 times those with less than a bachelor's degree. (Contains 9 notes and 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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