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The Application of Age-Specific Rates to Divorce
J. Lynn England and Phillip R. Kunz
Journal of Marriage and Family
Vol. 37, No. 1 (Feb., 1975), pp. 40-46
Published by: National Council on Family Relations
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/351029
Page Count: 7
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Age-Specific divorce rates and weighted divorce rates are evaluated in comparison with several traditional rates. First, hypothetical data reveal that the age-specific and weighted-rates do not have the weaknesses of the traditional measures of divorce. In addition, they are more sensitive than the alternatives. Second, age-specific and weighted-rates are presented for 16 states to determine whether the use of such rates will in fact increase the understanding of divorce as it has with death rates. The analysis reveals increased precision, reversals of the ranking of some states in comparison with rankings based on other divorce rates such as the refined rate, and the age-specific rates for young married couples is lower than expected.
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