Demography

, Volume 18, Issue 2, pp 181–200

Proportional hazards life table models: an illustrative analysis of socio-demographic influences on marriage dissolution in the United States

  • Jane Menken
  • James Trussell
  • Debra Stempel
  • Ozer Babakol
Article

DOI: 10.2307/2061092

Cite this article as:
Menken, J., Trussell, J., Stempel, D. et al. Demography (1981) 18: 181. doi:10.2307/2061092

Abstract

The proportional hazards life table is a recently developed approach to the analysis of survival data when mortality risks vary among individuals. It assumes that at a given age (or duration since the start of a life) the force of mortality is a constant (specific to that age) multiplied by a proportionality factor which is determined by the characteristics of the individual and does not change unless these covariates do. In this paper, the method is reviewed for the case where the covariates are fixed at the start of the lifetime and illustrated by an application to marital dissolution in the United States.

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© Population Association of America 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jane Menken
    • 1
  • James Trussell
    • 1
  • Debra Stempel
    • 1
  • Ozer Babakol
    • 1
  1. 1.Office of Population ResearchPrinceton UniversityPrinceton