The marriage squeeze

@article{Muhsam1974TheMS,
  title={The marriage squeeze},
  author={H. V. Muhsam},
  journal={Demography},
  year={1974},
  volume={11},
  pages={291-299}
}
If the sex-age structure of the population is equilibrated, observed marriage patterns are assumed to reflect preferred mate selections. With regard to age, these preferences can be expressed in terms of the probabilities of unmarried persons of given ages marrying persons of various ages. To study the situation of unequilibrated sexes, these probabilities can be used to compute, for each combination of ages of groom and bride, the expected number of grooms and the expected number of brides. If… CONTINUE READING

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