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By R. L. Cliquet (auth.), H. G. Moors, R. L. Cliquet, G. Dooghe, D. J. van de Kaa (eds.)

Since 1972 there was a detailed touch via their courses among the Netherlands Interuniversity Demographic Institute on the Hague and the inhabitants and relatives learn Centre at Brussels. This co-operation has ended in the joint book of the magazine BevoLking en Gezin (Population and family members) within the Dutch language. notwithstanding, there was a necessity for wider stream of the Dutch language stories and study within the box of inhabitants and the family members. specifically it was once suggestion essential to make attainable an alternate of rules and findings with inhabitants and family members scientists in a foreign country. the amount 'Population and kin within the Low nations' intends to facilitate this foreign dialogue by way of a minimum of in part lifting the language barrier curtain. a few of the articles and files incorporated have been initially released within the Dutch language, others have been written specifically for this quantity. inhabitants and kin covers a truly large box and so do the chapters provided. as well as demographic experiences, articles are awarded on inhabitants and kinfolk sociology and social biology. The editors desire that this reader, the 1st of their every year ebook sequence, will serve its purpose.

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From the difference of two figures would appear that one choice for a certain group of men (or women) was more preferable than the other one. For this reason such ratio-figures can be called preference-indices. Godefroy amended that ratio-figure in an unpublished article. With the express intention to break through the uni-sexual approach of the marriages Yntema set up a bi-sexual marriage figure in 1952 (Yntema, 1952). In fact this is a method to set up one jOint-rate from male and female marriage figures after weighing with a nuptial index of sex dominance.

For each of these groups finds itself in a different phase of life as concerns marriage, so that the intensity of their partiCipation differs greatly. b. The principle of multiple choice. When speaking of this variant one starts in fact from a certain restriction. This restriction is based on the view that all the time it concerns a choice of a member ofthat sex, which chooses a partner from the other sex out of many possible partners. As a consequence of this ratio figures different for each sex will be set up.

We have seen before that the problem of forecasting or precalculation of the married population in years would have to be solved by using such an index. Thus still more demands can be formulated which, however, we will pass over in the context l)f this paper. We shall give here still some attention to only one 43 aspect, because, curiously enough, one passes completely over that very aspect in the usual expression of a partner-choice. Aiming at the formation of homogeneous ratio-figures, one intends to create the optimal conditions, in order to deduct from the variations in the ratio-figures the changeability of patterns of behaviour.

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