Marital status and birth order in a sample of Dublin males

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Title: Marital status and birth order in a sample of Dublin males
Authors: Walsh, Brendan M.
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Date: 1973
Abstract: The association between birth order and marital status has been explored in a sample of 2500 adult males living in Dublin in 1968. Higher proportions ever-married were found among both eldest sons and eldest children than among the rest of the sample at each age below 46 years. In general, the lowest proportions ever-married were found among youngest sons and youngest children. Differences between the mean ages at marriage of the various birth orders were found among the married sub-sample that accorded with expectations based on the differentials in proportions ever-married. Hypotheses that might be supported by these findings are discussed.
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Journal: Journal of Biosocial Science
Volume: 5
Issue: 2
Start page: 187
End page: 193
Copyright (published version): 1973 Galton Foundation
Subject LCSH: Marital status--Ireland
Birth order--Ireland
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy Research Collection
Economics Research Collection

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