Debates of Family History: Marriage and Divorce


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Debates of Family History: Marriage and Divorce
Marriage and Divorce: 1600-1940
There are three influences pertaining to why people get married and how they select the time of marriage. First is the percentage of marriageable men to marriageable women. In Canada over the past two centuries the ration of marriageable women and men has been relatively equal. There have been periods where high immigration rates have tipped the scale so that the men out number the women. Since 1850 in Canada women have outnumbered the men. Second men decide to marry women who are much younger than them. This decreases the opportunity for women and increases the opportunity for men. Third is money. Economic factors make marriage an opportunity (
, 2005)....
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