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Average Age at First Marriage for Women in Mid-Nineteenth-Century England and Wales: A Cross-Section Study

N. F. R. Crafts
Population Studies
Vol. 32, No. 1 (Mar., 1978), pp. 21-25
DOI: 10.2307/2173838
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2173838
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Average Age at First Marriage for Women in Mid-Nineteenth-Century England and Wales: A Cross-Section Study
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Abstract

This paper applies a methodology developed by Coale to the 1861 Census to obtain estimates of average age at first marriage for women by county. The results are then used to suggest that urbanization probably did not lower marriage age enough to have any major impact on population growth prior to 1850.

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