You are not currently logged in.
Access JSTOR through your library or other institution:
Changes in Widowhood and Divorce and Expected Durations of Marriage
Vol. 21, No. 3 (Aug., 1984), pp. 297-307
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2061160
Page Count: 11
You can always find the topics here!Topics: Mortality, Divorce, Divorce rates, Marriage, Age, Life tables, Life expectancy, Demography, Causes of death, Approximation
Were these topics helpful?See somethings inaccurate? Let us know!
Select the topics that are inaccurate.
Preview not available
A new interpretation of mathematical formulas developed by Keyfitz illustrates how the concept of entropy (H) can be applied to the analysis of marriage dissolution. The quantities H(divorce) and H(widowhood) indicate the changes in marriage duration which would result from small, constant changes in duration-specific divorce and widowhood rates, respectively. An examination of values for the United States, Nepal and Colombia illustrates the utility of H(i) in assessing the impact of changes in widowhood and divorce and clarifies the relationship between H and changes in life expectancy.
Demography © 1984 Population Association of America