Marriage Timing over the Generations.

  title={Marriage Timing over the Generations.},
  author={Frans W. A. van Poppel and Christiaan W. S. Monden and Kees Mandemakers},
  journal={Human nature},
  volume={19 1},
Strong relationships have been hypothesized between the timing of marriage and the familial environment of the couple. Sociologists have identified various mechanisms via which the age at marriage in the parental generation might be related to the age at marriage of the children. In our paper we study this relationship for historical populations. We use a dataset consisting of several hundreds of thousands of marriages contracted in three of the 11 Dutch provinces between 1812 and 1922. We… CONTINUE READING

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