Marriage in 1901 Canada: An Ecological Perspective

Marriage in 1901 Canada: An Ecological Perspective

Marriage in 1901 Canada: An Ecological Perspective

Marriage in 1901 Canada: An Ecological Perspectives

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Référence bibliographique [12188]

Burke, Stacie D. A. 2001. «Marriage in 1901 Canada: An Ecological Perspective ». Journal of Family History, vol. 26, no 2, p. 189-219.

Fiche synthèse

1. Objectifs


Intentions :
«The current study examines nuptiality variation at the national level using nominal level information […].» (p. 190)

2. Méthode


Échantillon/Matériau :
The data are from «the 1901 Census of Canada created by the Canadian Families Project (CFP).» (p. 190)

Instruments :
Questionnaire

Type de traitement des données :
Analyse statistique

3. Résumé


According to the author, «[d]istrict-level proportions of religious endogamy exert important effects on the timing of marriage among both women and men. In both cases, high levels of within religion marriages resulted in elevated mean ages at first marriage. […] Urbanization appears to have improved the overall chances of marriage among men, with the results seeing lower proportions of bachelors as district levels of urbanization increase. […] The findings associated with female-headed households invites an intriguing interpretation that can only be substantiated with further individual-level studies. […] Low income, the first measure of economic adversity, does not appear to play a strong role in influencing nuptiality. […] A high incidence of women’s employment in any given district is an important source of marital delay among women. Interestingly, it also has the effect of increasing the mean age at marriage among men, presumably because employment restricts the potential available pool of women. […] Immigration, the disruptive demographic element of district characteristics, was important for determining the intensity of marriage among men.» (p. 211-213) Cet article fournit des comparaisons interprovinciales pour les différents facteurs affectant la nuptialité. La situation du Québec est donc abordée, notamment sur le plan de ses particularités, comme la prévalence de la religion catholique, facteur influençant la nuptialité.