Interrelated family-building behaviors: Cohabitation, marriage, and nonmarital conception

  title={Interrelated family-building behaviors: Cohabitation, marriage, and nonmarital conception},
  author={Michael J. Brien and Lee A. Lillard and Linda J. Waite},
Data from the National Longitudinal Study of the High School Class of 1972 are used to estimate a series of models of entry into marriage, entry into cohabitation, and nonmarital pregnancy. Our models account explicitly for the endogeneity of one outcome as a predictor of another by taking into account both heterogeneity across individuals due to unmeasured factors that may affect all these outcomes and the correlation in the unmeasured factors across processes. We find that these heterogeneity… CONTINUE READING

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