A B Wils's scientific contributions

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Article
The author analyzes the demographic dimensions of divorce. A model is developed to estimate "the isolated effects of marriage duration, marriage cohort, and divorce period...on divorce probabilities over time [using data for Austria, Denmark, Finland, the Netherlands, Sweden, and Switzerland].... Crude divorce rates (divorces per 1,000 married coup...

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... Cohort effects are assumed to exist if marriages are more or less vulnerable from the start, because, for example, people are marrying during periods in which the partner market is unfavorable, resulting in a high proportion of unfavorable partner matches. Cohort effects have thus been described as a "kind of moving average of period effects" (Wils 1990). Two types of cohort changes can be differentiated: compositional changes and behavioral changes. ...