About the spatiality of Mexico’s first conjugal union: a look through the spatial distribution of mean age at first union

Mario Martínez, El Colegio de México
Rodrigo Tapia-McClung, Centro de Investigación en Geografía y Geomática

The goal of this research is to examine the spatial distribution of the mean age at first conjugal union of Mexican men and women, with respect to the county of residence in year 2000, using data from the XII General Population Census. It is considered, in the first place, a study of Moran’s I coefficient to determine the degree of spatial autocorrelation of the mean age at first conjugal union and its corresponding levels of concentration or dispersion. Secondly, while incorporating a geospatial part, the effect of certain factors (such as migration, schooling, socioeconomical status, among others) is studied over the calendar of the mean age at which Mexican men and women are joined conjugally. Preliminary results show that the geospatial distribution of the mean age at first union is autocorrelated but shows different behaviors for men and women on certain regions: northwest, central-west and southern.

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Presented in Poster Session 2: Fertility, family and children