Princeton European Fertility Project:
Definitions of Proportion of Females Ever Married at Age 20-24
The countries in the following list have the proportion of women aged 20-24 who have ever been married, in cols. 45-49 of the data records in the Master File. Exceptions to this definition are noted below. Those countries not listed below do not have data on the proportion ever-married at age 20-24. The two-digit number preceding the country name is the country identifier found in columns 1-2 of the master file.
- 03 Belgium - standard definition.
- 04 Denmark (All Series) - standard definition, except in 1960. In 1960, proportion ever-married was estimated by a complex procedure using currently married data for the combined urban and rural populations. In Series 1, for 1960, the regional total, urban and rural proportions ever-married are weighted averages of the proportions for the component provincial proportions, where the urban and rural populations of the provinces were used as weights.
- 05 England and Wales - For all years except 1960, proportions currently married at age 20-24 were used.
- 09 Germany
- Series 0 - standard definition; available only for selected years.
- Series 2 - not available for West Germany. For East Germany and the entire country, ever-married at age 21-24 was used.
- 10 Ireland - from 1871 to 1911, currently married at age 20-24 was used.
- 15 Portugal - currently married 20-24.
- 17 Scotland - currently married 20-24.
- 18 Spain (Series 0) - ever-married aged 16-25, in years 1787, 1887 and 1900.
- 20 Switzerland - standard definition.
- 22 Bulgaria (All Series) - standard definition.
- 23 Czechoslovakia (All Series) - standard definition.
- 24 Hungary (Series 1) - standard definition.
- 25 Rumania (All Series) - standard definition.
- 26 Yugoslavia(Series 0 and 1) - standard definition.