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Table 5 Coding schema: Couples’ marital intentions in 2009

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

Question: Do you and your partner plan to get married?
1. Yes, within the next 2 years
2. Yes, but later
3. I would like to, but my partner would not
4. My partner would like to, but I would not
5. No, we do not have plans to get married
6. Do not know
Woman’s intentions Man’s intentions n couples % Couple’s marital intentions
Yes, within 2 years Yes, within 2 years 85 16.8 Both want
Yes, within 2 years Yes, but later 15 3.0 Both want
Yes, within 2 years My partner would like to, I would not 1 0.2 Woman wants, man does not
Yes, within 2 years No, we don’t 2 0.4 Woman wants, man does not
Yes, within 2 years Missing 1 0.2 Both want
Yes, but later Yes, within 2 years 28 5.5 Both want
Yes, but later Yes, but later 100 19.7 Both want
Yes, but later My partner would like to, I would not 7 1.4 Woman wants, man does not
Yes, but later No, we don’t 13 2.6 Woman wants, man does not
Yes, but later Don’t know 7 1.4 Woman wants, man does not
Yes, but later Missing 4 0.8 Both want
I would like to, my partner would not Yes, within 2 years 3 0.6 Both want
I would like to, my partner would not Yes, but later 7 1.4 Both want
I would like to, my partner would not My partner would like to, I would not 25 4.9 Woman wants, man does not
I would like to, my partner would not No, we don’t 6 1.2 Woman wants, man does not
I would like to, my partner would not Don’t know 3 0.6 Woman wants, man does not
My partner would like to, I would not Yes, but later 3 0.6 Man wants, woman does not
My partner would like to, I would not I would like to, my partner would not 1 0.2 Man wants, woman does not
My partner would like to, I would not No, we don’t 3 0.6 Neither wants
My partner would like to, I would not Don’ know 1 0.2 Neither wants
No, we don’t Yes, within 2 years 5 1.0 Man wants, women does not
No, we don’t Yes, but later 11 2.2 Man wants, woman does not
No, we don’t I would like to, my partner would not 1 0.2 Man wants, woman does not
No, we don’t My partner would like to, I would not 12 2.4 Neither wants
No, we don’t No, we don’t 53 10.5 Neither wants
No, we don’t Don't know 14 2.8 Neither wants
No, we don’t Missing 1 0.2 Neither wants
Don’t know Yes, within 2 years 5 1.0 Man wants, woman does not
Don’t know Yes, but later 23 4.5 Man wants, woman does not
Don’t know I would like to, my partner would not 2 0.4 Man wants, woman does not
Don’t know My partner would like to, I would not 4 0.8 Neither wants
Don’t know No, we don’t 22 4.3 Neither wants
Don’t know Don’t know 23 4.5 Neither wants
Don’t know Missing 2 0.4 Neither wants
Missing Yes, within 2 years 5 1.0 Both want
Missing Yes, but later 5 1.0 Both want
Missing My partner would like to, I would not 1 0.2 Neither wants
Missing No, we don’t 3 0.6 Neither wants
  Total 507 100