[Method of forming a multiple attrition life table and its application to the study of nuptiality among women in China

Zeng, Y.

Ren Kou Yan Jiu 3: 30-37


ISSN/ISBN: 1000-6087
PMID: 12282755
Document Number: 366643
Trends in marital status among women in China for the period 1950-1970 and for 1981 are analyzed using the multiple decrement life table method. The results confirm those obtained with traditional methods of data analysis. It is found that over the past 30 years, Chinese women have experienced a high rate of marriage and a low divorce rate. The significant increase in age at marriage and the lowering of the death rate have affected marital status at all ages. The development of a marital status life table permits the author to estimate current numbers of women in the four marital statuses of unmarried, currently married, widowed, and divorced by age and their future likelihood of changing marital status.

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