Changes in widowhood and divorce and expected durations of marriage

@article{Goldman2011ChangesIW,
  title={Changes in widowhood and divorce and expected durations of marriage},
  author={Noreen Goldman},
  journal={Demography},
  year={2011},
  volume={21},
  pages={297-307}
}
  • N. Goldman
  • Published 1 August 1984
  • Economics
  • Demography
A new interpretation of mathematical formulas developed by Keyfitz illustrates how the concept of entropy (H) can be applied to the analysis of marriage dissolution. The quantities H(divorce) and H(widowhood) indicate the changes in marriage duration which would result from small, constant changes in duration-specific divorce and widowhood rates, respectively. An examination of values for the United States, Nepal and Colombia illustrates the utility of H(i) in assessing the impact of changes in… 

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