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Table 3 Changes in number of children, children’s age, and gender in the duration of marriage

From: Is the “seven-year itch” real?—a study on the changing divorce pattern in Chinese marriages

Variables Married for 2 years Married for 5 years Married for 10 years Married for 20 years
Number of children 0.8 1.3 1.9 2.4
 • Aged 0 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.0
 • Aged 1–5 0.6 1.2 0.6 0.1
 • Aged 6–12 0.0 0.0 1.2 0.5
 • Aged 13 and above 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.8
Having son 0.4 0.6 0.7 0.8
Sample Size 15,880 14,880 13,442 9,820