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Disentangling how educational expansion did not increase women's age at union formation in Latin America from 1970 to 2000
Esteve, Albert (Centre d'Estudis Demogràfics)
López Ruiz, Luis Ángel (Centre d'Estudis Demogràfics)
Spijker, Jeroen (Centre d'Estudis Demogràfics)

Date: 2013
Abstract: One of the most salient features of Latin American marriages over the last few decades is the stable timing of their union formation, despite educational expansion, the postponement of and retreat from marriage, and the increase in non-marital cohabitation. Objective: We examine why educational expansion did not influence the aggregated indicators of women's timing of union formation. Methods: We used recently harmonised international census microdata for eight Latin American countries from the 1970s to the 2000s. Results: The results from a logistic regression analysis show that this apparent stability was produced by contrasting shifts that occurred in various educational groups. In most countries the postponement effect that was expected from educational expansion was offset by earlier union formation (mostly through non-marital cohabitation) among the least educated (and formally largest) groups, whereas highly educated women showed no change.
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Language: Anglès.
Document: article ; recerca ; publishedVersion
Subject: Age at union formation ; Cohabitation ; Educational expansion ; Latin America ; Marriage
Published in: Demographic research, Vol. 28 Núm. 3 (2013) , p. 63-76, ISSN 1435-9871

Adreça alternativa: http://www.demographic-research.org/volumes/vol28/3/
DOI: 10.4054/DemRes.2013.28.3


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