2010
DOI: 10.1016/j.hisfam.2010.06.001
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Abstract: This study investigates how community characteristics influenced the timing of marriage of men and women in nineteenth and early twentieth century Netherlands on the basis of a large scale database consisting of marriage certificates covering five provinces of the Netherlands between 1840 and 1922. The results show the significance of religious context for understanding marriage timing in the nineteenth century. Living in a predominantly Catholic community resulted in a later marriage for both men and women, w… Show more

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“…Young women were overrepresented in cities because there was a strong demand for female domestic servants, which attracted migration from the countryside (Bras 2003). Research on 19 th century Netherlands and Belgium has shown that migration was generally associated with marriage at a later age for both men and women (Oris 2000;Puschmann et al 2014;Störmer et al 2017;Suanet and Bras 2010). These findings support the argument that migrants needed time to adapt to their new environment and therefore tended to marry later.…”
Section: Historical Context and Theoretical Background 21 Marriage Tmentioning
confidence: 82%
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“…Young women were overrepresented in cities because there was a strong demand for female domestic servants, which attracted migration from the countryside (Bras 2003). Research on 19 th century Netherlands and Belgium has shown that migration was generally associated with marriage at a later age for both men and women (Oris 2000;Puschmann et al 2014;Störmer et al 2017;Suanet and Bras 2010). These findings support the argument that migrants needed time to adapt to their new environment and therefore tended to marry later.…”
Section: Historical Context and Theoretical Background 21 Marriage Tmentioning
confidence: 82%
“…Partible inheritance theoretically enabled marriage for all children but turned out to be problematic if inheritance shares were too small to establish an independent household. This phenomenon occurred quite frequently in the southern sandy soil regions Suanet and Bras 2010).…”
Section: Historical Context and Theoretical Background 21 Marriage Tmentioning
confidence: 95%
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