The European Wedding Pattern (EMP)
The marriage that is european has first been described by Hajnal in 1965. A high age at marriage for both men and women, the second being ‘neolocality’ and the third a very large number of singles that never married at all although Hajnal did not give any details on how he thought this European Marriage Pattern had come into existence, he mentioned three features as being central to this pattern: the first being. Hajnal’s article is cited over and over again. Their tips have already been criticized, abused (fora on the web marketing Hajnal’s EMP along with numbers on urbanization and industrialization as a debate on battle, trying to proof ‘germanic’ supremacy), also refined, with the addition of a few more features.
Options that come with the EMP
A) a age that is high wedding for both gents and ladies
The feature that is first a high age at wedding both for gents and ladies: the mean age in the beginning wedding for females has ended 23 therefore the mean chronilogical age of men has ended 26 (Hajnal 1982: 452). (más…)