Is the “seven-year itch” real?—a study on the changing divorce pattern in Chinese marriages

@article{Xu2016IsT,
  title={Is the “seven-year itch” real?—a study on the changing divorce pattern in Chinese marriages},
  author={Qi Xu and Zeqi Qiu and Jianxing Li},
  journal={The Journal of Chinese Sociology},
  year={2016},
  volume={3},
  pages={1-23}
}
Drawing from the data collected in the 2010 China Family Panel Study (CFPS) baseline survey, this paper studies the changing divorce pattern in Chinese marriages as a whole and for four cohorts. We find an inverted U-shape pattern in the divorce risk for Chinese marriages with the peak coming earlier over time. Family life cycle theory, natural evolvement theory, and population heterogeneity theory provide three different perspectives on interpreting the “inverted-U” shape divorce pattern… 

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