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Type Journal Article - Journal of biosocial science
Title Application of a marriage model in rural Bangladesh
Author(s)
Volume 15
Issue 03
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 1983
Page numbers 281-288
URL http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=1633288&fileId=S00219320000​14620
Abstract
The applicability of the Coale-McNeil marriage entry model to a Bangladesh population is examined. The distribution of ages at entry into the marriage market is taken as normal and the general waiting times to marriage as negative exponential. This article examines two types of data from Bangladesh: (1) the distributions of ages at entry to the marriage market and waiting times, to verify the basic assumptions of the model, and (2) cross-sectional survey data, to derive the fitted first-marriage schedule. In both instances, the model showed a good fit with the Bangladesh data. In the absence of accurate marital registration data, the model may be appropriately utilized to estimate the ages of marriage of females in Bangladesh.

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