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Dating History Study : How mate selection and dating have been changing in this country in the last century. Examines dating history of married women in Detroit. Three Cohorts : Pre-war (1925-44), Baby Boom (1945-64) and younger (1965-84) Key Questions : study asks several questions about dating, going steady, pre-marital sex, and cohabitation.
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Dating and Going Steady DATING GOING STEADY PRE-WAR BABY BOOM YOUNGER Age started Dating 16 16 16 Age of Marriage 21 20 21+ Years of Dating 5 4 5+ How many Dates 4-7 10-14 12-15 Age at going Steady 18 17 16 Number of Steadies 2.7 3.5 3.6 Marrying first Date 55% 34% 25% Parents Influence 50% 50% 50%
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Pre-Marital Sex Pre-Marital Sex PRE-WAR BABY BOOM YOUNGER Age of first sex 20 19 18 Lost Virginity before Marriage 24% 51% 72%+ Had sex other than Husband 3% 17% 33-51% Cohabitate with Husband 0% 5-10% 32-50%
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Approaching Marriage PRE-WAR BABY BOOM YOUNG Other men considered Marrying 35% 47% 46% # potential husbands 1.2-1.4 1.2-1.4 1.2-1.4 Met spouses directly 58% 54% 58% Introduced to Husbands Propinquity 3 miles 4 5 How long dating Husband 2.5 av. 2.2 2.6 Engaged before marriage 85% 89% 90% Engagement Ring 55% 71% 74% # months Engaged 8 mo 8 11
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MARRIAGE MARKETS
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MARRIAGE MARKETS Mate Selection : refers to a wide range of behaviors, social relationships and choices that individuals engage in prior to marriage that lead to short- or long- term pairing. Mate Selection and Society : mate selection is not a random event determined by ‘luck’ but a predictable event mediated by demographic forces, culture, history and social institutions. Marriage markets : when looking, finding, and dating a mate, individuals behave in ways similar to the marketplace implying that individuals trade and exchange resources in a competitive manner in order
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Market and Power : Usually, women are at a disadvantage in the dating markets because of
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