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Interrelated Family-Building Behaviors: Cohabitation, Marriage, and Nonmarital Conception

Michael J. Brien, Lee A. Lillard and Linda J. Waite
Demography
Vol. 36, No. 4 (Nov., 1999), pp. 535-551
Published by: Springer on behalf of the Population Association of America
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2648089
Page Count: 17
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Abstract

Data from the National Longitudinal Study of the High School Class of 1972 are used to estimate a series of models of entry into marriage, entry into cohabitation, and nonmarital pregnancy. Our models account explicitly for the endogeneity of one outcome as a predictor of another by taking into account both heterogeneity across individuals due to unmeasured factors that may affect all these outcomes and the correlation in the unmeasured factors across processes. We find that these heterogeneity components are strongly and positively related across the outcomes. Women who are more likely to cohabit, marry, or become pregnant while unmarried are also more likely to do each of the others. Although black and white women differ in the likelihood of these behaviors, the interrelations of the behaviors are quite similar across groups.

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