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Abstract: The current generation who has been
adults during a period of less normative and more open attitudes toward various
forms of unions, is likely to view marriage from a new perspective. This study investigates
marriage behavior in Sweden based on couples’ intentions to have children,
education level, marital attitudes, and intentions to marry. We use Young Adult
Panel Study conducted in 2009 with augmented register data for 2009-2014.
Logistic regression analysis is employed to study marriage within the follow-up
period. The study finds that the most central factors for couples to marry are
their marital intentions and attitudes. Women and men’ intentions have similar
influences, indicating that both partners have veto power and that one partner
is not more decisive than the other.