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The Protective Effect of Marriage for Survival: A Review and Update

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  • Hilary Waldron

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  • Michael Rendall & Margaret Weden & Melissa Favreault & Hilary Waldron, 2011. "The Protective Effect of Marriage for Survival: A Review and Update," Demography, Springer;Population Association of America (PAA), vol. 48(2), pages 481-506, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:demogr:v:48:y:2011:i:2:p:481-506
    DOI: 10.1007/s13524-011-0032-5
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