Volume 60 - Number 1 - Spring 1994

G. Nuptiality and the Family

Studies that quantitatively analyze aspects of nuptiality and the family. Studies concerned equally with marriage and the family are coded first under G.2. Family and Household and cross-referenced to G.1. Marriage and Divorce . Methodological studies on nuptiality and the family are coded in this division and cross-referenced to N. Methods of Research and Analysis Including Models , as appropriate.

G.1. Marriage and Divorce

Studies of trends in marriage and divorce, nuptiality, duration of marriage, age at marriage, and demographic characteristics of marriage partners. Also includes studies of unmarried cohabitation and consensual unions.

60:10364 Bracher, Michael; Santow, Gigi; Morgan, S. Philip; Trussell, James. Marriage dissolution in Australia: models and explanations. Population Studies, Vol. 47, No. 3, Nov 1993. 403-25 pp. London, England. In Eng.
"Interest in rising rates of marriage dissolution has been accompanied by curiosity concerning structural as well as temporal predictors of dissolution....We examine the association between these factors and marriage dissolution, and use event-history data from a nationally representative sample survey of Australian women. The risk of marriage dissolution increased dramatically over the lives of our respondents. Year of birth, and age at marriage provide the most parsimonious characterization of the temporal correlates of marriage dissolution. Characteristics that were fixed by the time of marriage provide additional explanatory leverage. However, the most potent predictors of marriage dissolution are related to characteristics of the unfolding marriage itself; namely, patterns of employment, home-ownership, and region of residence."
Correspondence: M. Bracher, Australian National University, National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, Health Transition Centre, G.P.O. Box 4, Canberra, ACT 2601, Australia. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

60:10365 Castiglioni, Maria. Differential nuptiality analysis of Italian women born in 1919-1968 using individual retrospective data. [Analisi della nuzialita differenziale nelle generazioni di donne italiane nate fra 1919 e 1968 utilizzando dati individuali retrospettivi.] Serie Tesi di Dottorato, No. 1, 1993. 226 pp. Universita degli Studi di Firenze, Dipartimento Statistico: Florence, Italy. In Ita.
The nuptiality of female cohorts in Italy is studied by connecting a classical analysis of marriage probabilities with event-history techniques with covariates, by means of non-proportional hazard models. The covariates include cohort of birth, place of birth and of residence, education, work experience, premarital cohabitation, and premarital conception. Italian official data from the 1983 ISTAT Family Survey are used. Some problems in using survey data are also examined, such as quality of data, weighting, categorization of covariates, and model fitting.
Correspondence: Universita degli Studi di Firenze, Dipartimento Statistico, Piazza San Marco 4, 50121 Florence, Italy. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

G.2. Family and Household

Studies of household structure and of family composition and size and the factors influencing them. Includes the full range of family concepts from the one-parent to the extended family and includes studies on the life course of the family. Studies on attitudes toward family size are coded under F.4.4. Attitudes toward Fertility and Fertility Control .

60:10387 Baranyai, Istvan. Integrating types of households and families. [A haztartas- es csaladtipusok integralasa.] Statisztikai Szemle, Vol. 71, No. 12, Dec 1993. 965-76 pp. Budapest, Hungary. In Hun. with sum. in Eng; Rus.
The author outlines a household classification system that takes demographic, social, and economic criteria into account. He "also deals with a question of methodological character, namely how processing the personal and housing data of population censuses in the function of types of households would provide information which can be utilized better than before. Applying this method would also make data processing more economical, since the system mentioned above integrates the types of households and families...[so] that the latter appear...separately from non-family...households."
Correspondence: I. Baranyai, Kozponti Statisztikai Hivatal, Keleti Karoly Utca 5-7, P.O. Box 51, 1525 Budapest II, Hungary. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

60:10388 Benitez Perez, Maria E. The Cuban family: principal sociodemographic features that have characterized its development and dynamics. [La familia cubana: principales rasgos sociodemograficos que han caracterizado su desarrollo y dinamica.] Estudios Demograficos y Urbanos, Vol. 7, No. 2-3, May-Dec 1992. 479-92, 622 pp. Mexico City, Mexico. In Spa. with sum. in Eng.
"This study deals with the principal sociodemographic features which have characterized the development and dynamics of the Cuban family during the last decade. It also describes the way in which sociocultural changes taking place in Cuba have influenced the family. The article includes an analysis of average age at first marriage or union, types of marriage, changes in fertility rates (and how women contribute to these changes depending on their age), and the dissolution of the family unit."
Correspondence: M. E. Benitez Perez, Universidad de la Habana, Centro de Estudios Demograficos, Avenida 41, Numero 2003 entre 20 y 22, Playa, Havana, Cuba. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

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