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Reports of relationship timing: Missing data and couple agreement

Reimondos, Anna; Evans, Heather (Ann); Gray, Edith


In studying changes in family formation over time, social researchers and demographers have primarily relied on retrospective and prospective marital and cohabitation histories collected from surveys. With the increasing use of these types of retrospective questions in surveys, social researchers have now begun to pay more attention to the quality of the data and the degree of accuracy with which respondents are able to remember past events. The purpose of this paper is to explore the incidence...[Show more]

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Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Survey Research Methods
DOI: .18148/srm/2011.v5i2.4662
Access Rights: Open Access


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