Marriage in an Institutionalized Life Course: First Marriage among American Men in the Twentieth Century.

@inproceedings{Cooney1991MarriageIA,
  title={Marriage in an Institutionalized Life Course: First Marriage among American Men in the Twentieth Century.},
  author={Teresa M. Cooney and Dennis P. Hogan},
  year={1991}
}
Life-course researchers have linked variations in age at first marriage to such period conditions as educational and employment opportunities and military service requirements and to intercohort variability in the availability of potential spouses. Little empirical evidence supports this claim. Also it remains unspecified whether period and cohort factors directly influence the probability of marriage or do so through their effects on individuals school work and military experiences. Using… CONTINUE READING

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