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The leveling of divorce in the united states

The leveling of divorce in the united states Is the recent plateau in crude divorce rates due to compositional changes in the married population or to a fundamental change in the long-term trend of rising marital instability? I use refined measures of period divorce rates to show that the leveling of divorce rates appears to be real. Compositional factors do little to explain the end to the more than century-long pattern of rising divorce. Increases in cohabitation also fail to explain the plateau. New theories are needed to explain the determinants of divorce rates at the population level. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Demography Springer Journals

The leveling of divorce in the united states

Demography , Volume 36 (3) – Jan 12, 2011

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Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 1999 by Population Association of America
Subject
Social Sciences, general; Demography; Sociology; Population Economics; Medicine/Public Health, general; Geography (general)
ISSN
0070-3370
eISSN
1533-7790
DOI
10.2307/2648063
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Abstract

Is the recent plateau in crude divorce rates due to compositional changes in the married population or to a fundamental change in the long-term trend of rising marital instability? I use refined measures of period divorce rates to show that the leveling of divorce rates appears to be real. Compositional factors do little to explain the end to the more than century-long pattern of rising divorce. Increases in cohabitation also fail to explain the plateau. New theories are needed to explain the determinants of divorce rates at the population level.

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DemographySpringer Journals

Published: Jan 12, 2011

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