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Table 4 Odds of marriage by marital intentions among cohabiting couples, stepwise logistic regressions

From: Decisions on marriage? Couples’ decisions on union transition in Sweden

  Model 1 Model 2 Model 3 Model 4 Model 5
OR p OR p OR p OR p OR p
Couple’s marital intentions Both partners want to get married 1   1   1   1   1  
Woman wants to get married but man does not 0.32 0.000 0.32 0.000 0.32 0.000 0.32 0.000 0.34 0.001
Man wants to get married but woman does not 0.37 0.002 0.37 0.003 0.37 0.00322 0.38 0.004 0.36 0.003
Neither partner wants to get married 0.19 0.000 0.20 0.000 0.19 0.000 0.21 0.000 0.21 0.000
Couple’s education level Both partners have tertiary    1   1   1    
Woman tertiary and man less than tertiary    0.93 0.784 0.93 0.775 0.87 0.587 0.94 0.814
Man tertiary and woman less than tertiary    1.14 0.736 1.15 0.721 1.12 0.772 1.09 0.815
Both less than tertiary    1.03 0.895 1.02 0.934 0.98 0.966 1.02 0.943
Woman’s age Over 32    1   1   1    
Under 33    1.41 0.091 1.44 0.077 1.47 0.078 1.39 0.112
Couple has children Yes    1   1     1  
No    1.52 0.060 1.56 0.050    1.53 0.063
Relationship duration Continuous      0.01 0.550 1.01 0.682 1.02 0.432
Couple’s childbearing intentions Both partners plan children        1    
Either the man or the woman plans children        1.23 0.670   
Neither of the partners plans children        0.97 0.955   
Have children aged 0–3        0.88 0.649   
Have children older than 3        0.82 0.550   
Couple’s marital attitudes Both partners positive towards marriage          1  
Woman positive but man not positive          0.39 0.001
Man positive but woman not positive          0.71 0.148
Neither of the partners positive towards marriage          0.53 0.047
Sample size   507   507   507   507   507  
Log-likelihood   − 312   − 307   − 307   − 308   − 301