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Multilingual Demographic Dictionary, second unified edition, English volume

Duration of marriage

Multilingual Demographic Dictionary, second unified edition, English vol.
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Duration of marriage  (DURATION of marriage)

When the requisite basic statistics are available, marriage dissolution probabilities 1 may be computed, showing for each sex the probability of the marriage being dissolved by death or divorce according to duration of marriage 2; marriage dissolution tables are an application of double decrement life tables. Remarriage tables for widowed and divorced persons can also be computed, but the most common indices of remarriage are the relative frequency of remarriage 3, i.e. the proportion of widowed or divorced persons who remarry, often given by age at widowhood or divorce, and by the interval between widowhood or divorce and remarriage. The latter information enables one to compute the mean interval between widowhood and remarriage 4 and the mean interval between divorce and remarriage 5.