The Influence of Men’s Income and Employment on Marriage and Cohabitation: Testing Oppenheimer’s Theory in Europe

  title={The Influence of Men’s Income and Employment on Marriage and Cohabitation: Testing Oppenheimer’s Theory in Europe},
  author={Matthijs Kalmijn},
  booktitle={European journal of population = Revue europeenne de demographie},
  • Matthijs Kalmijn
  • Published 2011 in
    European journal of population = Revue europeenne…
This article discusses Oppenheimer's theory on marriage timing, reviews the way this theory was received in European demography and family sociology, and develops a new test of the theory using annual panel data from 13 European countries for the period 1994-2001. Several indicators of men's economic status are used, including school enrollment, employment, type of labor contract, work experience, income, and education. Effects of these indicators are estimated for the transition to marriage… CONTINUE READING
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