Nuptiality in Latin America
on an earlier draft, to senior programmer Julia Gray for preparing data for
computer analysis, and the University of Wisconsin’s Center for Demography and
Ecology’s Changing Household in Latin America for providing the necessary
2. In the end it seems that results vary between places, perhaps because the
different union types have different implications for the exposure to the risk
of pregnancy in different places.
3. Sometimes distinction was made according to the father’s marital status, by
whether he was already formally married to someone else.
<15%: Argentina 1980, Brazil 1980, Chile 1982, Mexico 1980, Uruguay 1975;
15-25%: Bolivia 1950, Costa Rica 1984, Paraguay 1982, Peru 1981;
>25%: Colombia 1985, Cuba 1981, Dominican Republic 1981, Ecuador 1982,
El Salvador 1971, Guatemala 1981, Honduras 1974, Nicaragua 1971,
Panama 1980, Venezuela 1981.
5. Females in Latin America tend to receive education along with males whereas
they do not tend to have an “economic activity” other than housework if they
dimension to union type by looking for a relationship between education and