The marriage boom and marriage bust in the United States: An age–period–cohort analysis

@article{Schellekens2017TheMB,
  title={The marriage boom and marriage bust in the United States: An age–period–cohort analysis},
  author={J. Jona Schellekens},
  journal={Population Studies},
  year={2017},
  volume={71},
  pages={65 - 82}
}
  • J. Schellekens
  • Published 2 January 2017
  • History, Economics, Sociology
  • Population Studies
In the 1950s and 1960s there was an unprecedented marriage boom in the United States. This was followed in the 1970s by a marriage bust. Some argue that both phenomena are cohort effects, while others argue that they are period effects. The study reported here tested the major period and cohort theories of the marriage boom and bust, by estimating an age–period–cohort model of first marriage for the years 1925–79 using census microdata. The results of the analysis indicate that the marriage… 

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