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Demography (1969) 6 (2): 101–115.
Published: 01 May 1969
.... Test calculations suggest that Ryder and Westoff have overstated the significance of timing relative to completed family size for the level of future births. We believe that the fall in the annual total fertility rate in the first half of the sixties is to be explained only in part by a general delay...
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Demography (1969) 6 (4): 445–454.
Published: 01 November 1969
... child to the size of completed families. The average number of children desired by women after the birth of their second child predicts very well the average size of their completed families. The average family size desired at the first interview and average estimated completed family size some eight...
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Demography (1975) 12 (1): 35–55.
Published: 01 February 1975
.... These observations may be presented as frequencies in incomplete five-dimensional contingency tables. The five dimensions are: survival (living or dead), completed sibship size, birth order, type of family (according to completeness of information about family), and epoch (period in which the family lived...
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Demography (1970) 7 (2): 135–149.
Published: 01 May 1970
... rose to a peak in 1947 and remained high through the 1950's. In terms of cohorts, completed family size was smallest for women born around 1910, whose childbearing was concentrated in the 1930's.With data from the 1961 census of Canada, trends in cohort marital fertility by religion are examined. The U...
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Demography (1984) 21 (2): 141–155.
Published: 01 May 1984
...Sandra L. Hofferth Abstract Using data from the Panel Study of Income Dynamics, this study explored the association among delayed childbearing, completed family size and several measures of the economic well-being of women age 60 and older in 1976. By retirement age women who bore their first child...
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Demography (2020) 57 (6): 1975–2001.
Published: 12 November 2020
... not have lower completed family size. No comparable fatherhood difference by desired family size is present. Postponing marriage beyond age 30 is associated with lower proportions of parenthood but not with lower parity among parents. Age patterns are similar for women and men, pointing at social rather...
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Published: 19 July 2012
Fig. 2 Family size coefficients from 2SLS models of completed years of education: First- and second-born adolescents ages 12–18, Brazil, 1977–2007 (moving averages) More
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Published: 19 July 2012
Fig. 3 Family size coefficients from 2SLS models of completed years of education: First- and second-born adolescents ages 12–18, Brazil, 1977–2007 (moving averages) More
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Demography (2012) 49 (1): 175–195.
Published: 19 January 2012
... for female respondents to the 1999 French Etude de l’Histoire Familiale. Model parameters are applied in microsimulations of completed family size. We find that a population of women whose first unions dissolve during the childbearing years will end up with smaller families, on average, than a population...
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Demography (1989) 26 (2): 301–310.
Published: 01 May 1989
...Mary O’Malley Borg Abstract This article examines the relationship between income and completed family size in empirical fertility models. The relationship, which is hypothesized to be positive, often is negative in empirical studies. This perverse result is thought to occur because of the many...
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Demography (1974) 11 (3): 397–406.
Published: 01 August 1974
... technique is used to investigate the impact of changes in nuptiality on age-cumulative measures of marital fertility. Examples using data for selected generations of Australian women demonstrate the extent to which recent changes in average completed family size in Australia were affected by changing...
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Demography (1975) 12 (1): 143–153.
Published: 01 February 1975
.... Birth intervals by parity are then inferred from the estimated parameters. The present model is developed for comparative analyses of fertility trends and for fertility projections which take into account ongoing changes in birth intervals and completed family-size distributions which may be observed...
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Demography (2015) 52 (4): 1147–1166.
Published: 04 August 2015
... with the first birth is an important and understudied factor in determining completed family size, and policy-makers concerned about low fertility should pay attention to factors that influence the well-being of new parents. 22 6 2015 4 8 2015 © The Author(s) 2015 2015 Open Access...
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Demography (1973) 10 (4): 599–618.
Published: 01 November 1973
... strengths of preferences among family sizes, as held by an individual, couple, or group. Derivable from the FSUF are indications of motivation to seek or avoid additional children, indications which may prove useful for understanding fertility decisions and for predicting completed fertility. A method...
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Demography (1979) 16 (4): 523–534.
Published: 01 November 1979
...Lolagene C. Coombs Abstract A measure of underlying family size preference obtained for a sample of Detroit married women in 1962 is related to their fertility over a 15-year follow-up period. The data represent completed fertility. The I-scale preference measure used differs from the conventional...
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Demography (1974) 11 (3): 441–456.
Published: 01 August 1974
... attempts to summarize the live children ever born to currently mar- ried women by age group, urban-rural residence and zone. The average number of live children ever born to currently married women aged 45-49 could be re- garded as a measure of completed family size. It will be observed that for Zone I...
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Demography (2020) 57 (6): 2085–2111.
Published: 29 October 2020
...Shuang Chen Abstract A large body of research has examined the relationship between family size and child well-being in developing countries, but most of this literature has focused on the consequences of high fertility. The impact of family size in a low-fertility developing country context...
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Demography (2017) 54 (5): 1603–1626.
Published: 01 August 2017
... regressions are straightforward, using children’s years of completed schooling as the dependent variable and the following as independent variables: income; family structure and size (all averaged across ages 14–16), mother’s age at the birth of the child, mother’s schooling, race (and Hispanic status...
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Demography (1982) 19 (1): 65–78.
Published: 01 February 1982
... sample, excluding women with unwanted births, husband’s income showed a small positive relationship to completed fertility. 9 1 2011 © Population Association of America 1982 1982 Family Size Income Measure Income Change Child Quality Unwanted Birth References Bean Frank...
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Demography (2003) 40 (4): 637–657.
Published: 01 November 2003
.... By analyzing the data from the National Family Health Survey (NFHS), we present evidence from northern India to show that the preference for sons is reduced when the ideal family size becomes small, even though it does not completely disappear. This finding appears to contradict trends in the juvenile sex...