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Table 1 Descriptive statistics on when couples married

From: The impact of children on divorce risk

Variable Category/index Percentage/value Sample size
Historical period (year) Prior to 1966 12.5 2,057
1966 to 1980 23.7 3,911
1981 to 1991 29.0 4,770
1992 to 1999 16.7 2,755
2000 to 2010 18.1 2,973
Urban/rural Rural 67.0 11,041
Urban 33.0 5,425
Wife’s age at first marriage Mean 22.0 16,466
S.D. 3.7  
Wife’s years of education completed Mean 5.4 16,466
S.D. 4.9  
Premarital birth No 95.7 15,759
Yes 4.3 707
  1. Note: wife’s age at first marriage and education completed is measured in “year”; all other figures are percentage.