Marriage Patterns in the United States
David Bloom and
Neil G. Bennett
No 1701, NBER Working Papers from National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc
This paper analyzes cohort marriage patterns in the United States in order to determine whether declining rates of first marriage are due to changes in the timing of marriage, the incidence of marriage, or both. Parametric models, which are well-suited to the analysis of censored or truncated data, are fit separately to information on age at first marriage derived from three data sets which were collected independently and at different points in time. Extended versions of the models are also estimated in which the parameters of the model distributions are allowed to depend on social and, economic variables.The results provide evidence that the incidence of first marriage is declining and that there is only a slight tendency for women to delay marriage. In addition, education is the most important correlate of decisions about the timing of first marriage whereas race is the most important correlate of decisions about its incidence.
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Published as (With Richard Freeman) Published as "The Fall in Private Pension Coveragein the United States", American Economic Review, Vol. 82, no. 2 (1992): 539-545.
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