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Revista Latinoamericana de Población 2012, 6 11

Author: Julieta Pérez Amador

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Revista Latinoamericana de Población ISSN: 2175-8581 alap.revista@alapop.org Asociación Latinoamericana de Población Organismo Internacional Pérez Amador, Julieta Intergenerational similarities in the transition to marriage in Mexico Revista Latinoamericana de Población, vol.
6, núm.
11, julio-diciembre, 2012, pp.
109-133 Asociación Latinoamericana de Población Buenos Aires, Organismo Internacional Available in: http:--www.redalyc.org-articulo.oa?id=323828575005 How to cite Complete issue More information about this article Journals homepage in redalyc.org Scientific Information System Network of Scientific Journals from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal Non-profit academic project, developed under the open access initiative Intergenerational similarities in the transition. Intergenerational similarities in the transition to marriage in Mexico Similitudes intergeneracionales en la transición al matrimonio en México Julieta Pérez Amador Centro de Estudios Demogáficos, Urbanos y Ambientales El Colegio de México, A.C. Abstract Resumen This work builds on the idea that the transition to marriage is influenced simultaneously by social context, family context, and individual’s early biography and socioeconomic status. Unlike previous studies that examine the transition to marriage in Mexico, I consider theoretically and analyze empirically the role of intergenerational influences on marriage timing.
Using data from the National Family Planning Survey, I estimated a set of nested discrete-time hazard models to evaluate the effects of mothers’ marriage age on children’s transition to marriage.
I find that children of mothers who married young enter into marriage earlier than children of mothers who delayed marriage.
This relationship persists after controlling for important socioeconomic factors.
In fact, the effect of mothers’ age at marriage on children’s age at marriage is larger than the effect of mother’s education.
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