Long Term Trends in Marital Age Homogamy Patterns: Spain, 1922-2006

@article{Esteve2009LongTT,
  title={Long Term Trends in Marital Age Homogamy Patterns: Spain, 1922-2006},
  author={Albert Esteve and Clara Cortina and Anna Cabr{\'e}},
  journal={Population, English edition},
  year={2009},
  volume={64},
  pages={173 - 202}
}
This paper uses marriage registration statistics to carry out a long-term descriptive analysis of age homogamy patterns in Spain, from 1922 to 2006. We first examine the relationships between marital age homogamy patterns, trends in second order marriages and age at marriage of men and women. Second, we apply a standardization method to decompose the changes of age homogamy among first marriages into the effects produced by changes in age-sex composition and those produced by the underlying age… 

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