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Age at First Marriage

  • By: Carolyn A. Kapinus
  • In: Encyclopedia of Human Relationships
  • Edited by: Harry T. Reis & Susan Sprecher
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Group Processes/Dynamics, Close Relationships

Social scientists view marriage as a social institution that is influenced by cultural and economic factors. The influence of societal changes on the institution of marriage is illustrated by the variations in age at first marriage in the United States over ...

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