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Some Women Marry Young: Transitions to First Marriage in Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Areas
Diane K. McLaughlin, Daniel T. Lichter and Gail M. Johnston
Journal of Marriage and Family
Vol. 55, No. 4 (Nov., 1993), pp. 827-838
Published by: National Council on Family Relations
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/352765
Page Count: 12
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We examine the extent to which the timing of first marriage differs for metropolitan and nonmetropolitan young women. Individual-level data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth are matched to local marriage market conditions to estimate discrete time hazard models of transitions to first marriage. Young nonmetropolitan women marry at a younger age than metropolitan women, a difference only partially explained by variations in the attributes of the young women, their families, and the local marriage market. The effects of receipt of public assistance and local mate availability on the transition to first marriage differ for metropolitan and nonmetropolitan young women.
Journal of Marriage and Family © 1993 National Council on Family Relations