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Table 2 Changes in number of children, children’s age, and gender in the duration of marriage

From: The impact of children on divorce risk

Variable 2 years after marriage 5 years after marriage 10 years after marriage 20 years after marriage
Number of children 0.9 1.4 1.9 2.4
Children aged 0 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.0
Children aged 1 to 5 0.6 1.2 0.6 0.1
Children aged 6 to 12 0.0 0.0 1.2 0.5
Children aged 13 and above 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.8
Have boy(s) 43.0 61.2 75.0 83.1
Sample size 15,874 14,874 13,416 9,815
  1. Note: the units of measurement in the table are all “persons” except for “Have boy(s),” which are percentages.