Trends in the intergenerational transmission of divorce
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I use data from the 1973-1996 NORC General Social Survey to examine trends in the intergenerational transmission of divorce. the propensity for the children of divorce to end their own marriages. The rate of divorce transmission declined by almost 50% in the study period. This result was essentially unchanged by statistical controls for various personal and family background differences between respondents.
KeywordsHigh School Graduate General Social Survey Intergenerational Transmission Parental Divorce Intact Family
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