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Table 9 Odds of marriage by marital intentions. Six sensitivity analyses using logistics regressions models

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

  Model incl. marriages formed in 2009–2011 Model incl. those who have not considered breaking up Model incl. those who think their relationship is serious Model incl. those who think they are in a good relationship Model incl. those who think they are satisfied with their relationship Model incl. those with children and excl. those who separated during 2009–2014
OR p OR p OR p OR p OR p HR p
Couple’s marital intentions
 Both partners want to get married 1   1   1   1   1   1  
 Woman wants to get married 0.17 0.000 0.47 0.055 0.36 0.002 0.39 0.004 0.35 0.004 0.33 0.007
 Man wants to get married 0.22 0.001 0.58 0.185 0.39 0.007 0.39 0.009 0.35 0.005 0.43 0.056
 Neither partner wants to get married 0.13 0.000 0.26 0.000 0.23 0.000 0.21 0.000 0.27 0.000 0.33 0.001
Woman’s age
 Over 32 1   1   1   1   1   1 1
 Under 33 0.95 0.843 1.41 0.176 1.35 0.165 1.35 0.169 1.28 0.285 1.15 0.608
Couple’s education level
 Both partners have tertiary 1   1   1   1   1   1  
 Woman tertiary and man less than tertiary 0.87 0.643 0.95 0.861 0.93 0.766 0.96 0.889 1.06 0.856 1.19 0.599
 Man tertiary and woman less than tertiary 0.91 0.812 0.77 0.577 1.06 0.883 1.02 0.963 0.86 0.711 2.01 0.155
 Both less than tertiary 0.85 0.588 0.91 0.767 0.97 0.890 0.93 0.783 0.98 0.934 0.89 0.730
Couple has children
 Yes 1   1   1   1   1    
 No 1.28 0.351 1.29 0.356 1.43 0.127 1.46 0.111 1.51 0.100   
Relationship duration, continuous 1.01 0.773 1.01 0.641 1.02 0.482 1.02 0.309 1.01 0.731 1.01 0.642
Couple’s marital attitudes
 Both partners positive towards marriage 1   1   1   1   1   1 1
 Woman positive but man not positive 0.62 0.221 0.39 0.005 0.37 0.001 0.37 0.001 0.53 0.045 0.46 0.019
 Man positive but woman not positive 0.65 0.127 0.73 0.269 0.65 0.085 0.66 0.095 0.67 0.125 0.89 0.732
 Neither partner positive towards marriage 0.57 0.089 0.51 0.088 0.54 0.059 0.55 0.068 0.56 0.095 0.58 0.193
Sample size 507   337   478   469   395   337