Effects of children on divorce probabilities and of divorce on fertility: the case of Finland 1984
As a follow-up to the article, “The Demographic Dimensions of Divorce: The Case of Finland” by W. Lutz, A.B. Wils, and M. Nieminen, in Population Studies, 1991, this study looks explicitly at the interactions between childbearing and divorce. Specifically, the study looks at the effects of parity and age of the youngest child on divorce probabilities controlling duration of marriage, and the effect of marital status and the duration since divorce on parity-specific birth probabilities. Generally, controlling for other demographic covariates tends to change the usually considered bivariate associations between childbearing and divorce. For instance, when considering marital duration divorce probabilities are highest for childless women and lowest for women with two or three children, whereas the bivariate perspective shows a peak for parity one women.