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Demography (2013) 50 (1): 1–23.
Published: 18 September 2012
...Sabino Kornrich; Frank Furstenberg Abstract Parental spending on children is often presumed to be one of the main ways that parents invest in children and a main reason why children from wealthier households are advantaged. Yet, although research has tracked changes in the other main form of...
Includes: Supplementary data
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Demography (1987) 24 (3): 361–373.
Published: 01 August 1987
... Fertility Survey Results/or Twenty Developing Countries . ( 1981 ). New York : United Nations . DEMOGRAPHY© Volume 24, Number 3 August 1987 DETERMINANTS OF CONTRACEPTIVE USE IN RURAL BANGLADESH: THE DEMAND FOR CHILDREN, SUPPLY OF CHILDREN, AND COSTS OF FERTILITY REGULATION Bashir Ahmed Bureau of...
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Published: 25 March 2020
Fig. 1 Number of children (ref. = two children) and biomarkers. Horizontal lines represent 95% confidence intervals. More
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Demography (1998) 35 (2): 159–173.
Published: 01 May 1998
...Laura M. Argys; H. Elizabeth Peters; Jeanne Brooks-Gunn; Judith R. Smith Abstract We use the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth-Child data to address three questions. First, does the receipt of child support have beneficial effects for children with absent fathers apart from increasing income...
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Demography (2021) 58 (2): 393–418.
Published: 01 April 2021
...Jan Kabátek; Francisco Perales Abstract Although numerous studies have examined how children raised in same-sex-parented families fare relative to children in different-sex-parented families, this body of work suffers from major methodological shortcomings. By leveraging linked administrative data...
Includes: Supplementary data
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Demography (2017) 54 (5): 1677–1714.
Published: 21 September 2017
...Xin Meng; Chikako Yamauchi Abstract Since the end of 1990s, approximately 160 million Chinese rural workers migrated to cities for work. Because of restrictions on migrant access to local health and education systems, many rural children are left behind in home villages to grow up without parental...
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Demography (2015) 52 (4): 1295–1320.
Published: 26 June 2015
...Elizabeth H. Baker; Michael S. Rendall; Margaret M. Weden Abstract According to the “immigrant epidemiological paradox,” immigrants and their children enjoy health advantages over their U.S.-born peers—advantages that diminish with greater acculturation. We investigated child obesity as a...
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Demography (2015) 52 (3): 905–918.
Published: 25 April 2015
...Kate C. Prickett; Alexa Martin-Storey; Robert Crosnoe Abstract Public debate on same-sex marriage often focuses on the disadvantages that children raised by same-sex couples may face. On one hand, little evidence suggests any difference in the outcomes of children raised by same-sex parents and...
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Demography (2015) 52 (3): 835–860.
Published: 02 May 2015
...Lingxin Hao; Wei-Jun Jean Yeung Abstract As consumption expenditures are increasingly recognized as direct measures of children’s material well-being, they provide new insights into the process of intergenerational transfers from parents to children. Little is known, however, about how parents...
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Demography (2014) 51 (4): 1199–1224.
Published: 07 May 2014
...Stefanie Mollborn; Elizabeth Lawrence; Laurie James-Hawkins; Paula Fomby Abstract This study examines the puzzle of disparities experienced by U.S. teen parents’ young children, whose health and development increasingly lag behind those of peers while their parents are simultaneously experiencing...
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Demography (2014) 51 (4): 1345–1356.
Published: 03 July 2014
...Christina Gibson-Davis Abstract To test the existence of the “magic moment” for parental marriage immediately post-birth and to inform policies that preferentially encourage biological over stepparent marriage, this study estimates the incidence and stability of maternal marriage for children born...
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Demography (2016) 53 (1): 55–83.
Published: 19 January 2016
...Isabel Günther; Kenneth Harttgen Abstract Economists have often argued that high fertility rates are mainly driven by women’s demand for children (and not by family planning efforts) with low levels of unwanted fertility across countries (and hence with little room for family planning efforts to...
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Demography (2016) 53 (2): 419–447.
Published: 04 March 2016
...Bruce Western; Deirdre Bloome; Benjamin Sosnaud; Laura M. Tach Abstract Has income insecurity increased among U.S. children with the emergence of an employment-based safety net and the polarization of labor markets and family structure? We study the trend in insecurity from 1984–2010 by analyzing...
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Demography (2016) 53 (6): 1717–1742.
Published: 04 November 2016
...Thomas Leopold; Matthijs Kalmijn Abstract Theoretical models of the divorce process suggest that marital breakup is more painful in the presence of children, yet little is known about the role of children as a moderator of divorce effects on adult well-being. The present study addresses this gap of...
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Demography (2017) 54 (1): 361–389.
Published: 06 January 2017
... = 3,065) to estimate the heterogeneous relationship between paternal incarceration and children’s problem behaviors (internalizing behaviors, externalizing behaviors, and early juvenile delinquency) and cognitive skills (reading comprehension, math comprehension, and verbal ability) in middle childhood...
Includes: Supplementary data
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Demography (2013) 50 (2): 699–724.
Published: 07 November 2012
...Solveig A. Cunningham; Kathryn M. Yount; Michal Engelman; Emily Agree Abstract Parental expectations about the companionship and assistance they will receive in later life from their children are key considerations in family formation decisions. We explore patterns of parents’ investment and the...
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Demography (2013) 50 (1): 25–49.
Published: 19 September 2012
...Liana Fox; Wen-Jui Han; Christopher Ruhm; Jane Waldfogel Abstract Using data from the 1967–2009 years of the March Current Population Surveys (CPS), we examine two important resources for children’s well-being: time and money. We document trends in parental employment, from the perspective of...
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Demography (2012) 49 (4): 1361–1383.
Published: 11 August 2012
... spend more time in active child care than less-educated mothers but also alter the composition of that time to suit children’s developmental needs more than less-educated mothers. Results support this hypothesis: not only do highly educated mothers invest more time in basic care and play when youngest...
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Demography (2011) 48 (1): 25–47.
Published: 12 February 2011
...Amanda Geller; Irwin Garfinkel; Bruce Western Abstract High U.S. incarceration rates have motivated recent research on the negative effects of imprisonment on later employment, earnings, and family relationships. Because most men in jail and prison are fathers, a large number of children may be...
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Demography (2015) 52 (2): 667–703.
Published: 02 April 2015
... (Lee and Campbell 1997 :70n.25). In the Indian census of 1872, the sex ratios for children among many castes were so high as to suggest that they killed or mortally neglected about one-half of their daughters (Miller 1981 :65). The rates simulated for eighteenth-century Japan, therefore, coincide...