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Demography (1975) 12 (3): 407–416.
Published: 01 August 1975
... measures: DO STATEMENTS ABOUT DESIRED FAMILY SIZE PREDICT FERTILITY? THE CASE OF TAIWAN, 1967-1970 Ronald Freedman and Albert I. Hermalin Population Studies Center, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104 Ming-eheng Chang Committee on Family Planning, Taiwan Provincial Health Department, P.O. Box...
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Demography (1987) 24 (2): 279–290.
Published: 01 May 1987
...James McCarthy; Gbolahan A. Oni Abstract This paper proposes and carries out a two-stage analysis of the determinants of desired family size, using data gathered from a sample of women in the city of Ilorin, Nigeria. The analysis first focuses on differences between women who report numerical...
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Demography (1993) 30 (2): 159–174.
Published: 01 May 1993
...-Bixby. 1989. “Determinants of Family Size Preference among Costa Rican Women.” Paper presented at the annual meetings of the Population Association of America, Baltimore. Jensen Eric ( 1985 ). Desired Fertility, the ‘Up to God’ Response and Sample Selection Bias . Demography , 22 ( 3...
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Demography (1968) 5 (1): 104–121.
Published: 01 March 1968
... lower at a high level of mortality than at intermediate levels. On the other hand, when mortality is low, as in the developed nations, the desired number of births drops precipitously, and the rate of population increase is very low. In the less developed nations, reductions in desired family size may...
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Demography (1969) 6 (2): 141–149.
Published: 01 May 1969
...-son model. 8 1 2011 © Population Association of America 1969 1969 Birth Interval Natural Increase Mortality Level Model Life Table Desire Family Size References Eliot, Johan W. 1968. Urban-rural and Berber-Arab differentials in desired numbers of male children and related...
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Demography (1973) 10 (4): 619–637.
Published: 01 November 1973
...John Knodel; Visid Prachuabmoh Abstract Data for both rural and urban women in Thailand indicate that the large majority of respondents are able to provide numerical responses to questions on desired family size. Although there is evidence that some women tend to rationalize the number of children...
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Demography (1971) 8 (4): 537–540.
Published: 01 November 1971
... Volume 8, Number 4 November 1971 MORTALITY LEVEL, DESIRED FAMILY SIZE, AND POPULATION INCREASE: COMMENT Susan Hill Cochrane Department of Economics, University of South Carolina, Columbia 29208 Abstract-In this paper an attempt is made to elaborate on the behavioral assumptions underlying a simulation...
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Demography (1975) 12 (1): 57–66.
Published: 01 February 1975
...Gary G. Koch; James R. Abernathy; Peter B. Imrey Abstract The concept of desired family size is widely accepted, and numerous studies have been undertaken to measure its level in certain population groups. The determination of desired family size has generally followed the direct question procedure...
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Demography (2020) 57 (6): 1975–2001.
Published: 12 November 2020
... results for men and women. We find that women with a bachelor’s degree who desired three or more children are less likely to become mothers relative to women with the same desired family size who did not attend college. Conditional on becoming mothers, however, women with at least a bachelor’s degree do...
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Demography (1985) 22 (1): 115–123.
Published: 01 February 1985
...Richard Williams; Elizabeth Thomson Abstract This paper examines biases that may occur when models of couple behavior are estimated using one partner’s report of own and of spouse’s desired family size rather than independent reports obtained from both partners. When estimates of random measurement...
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Demography (2014) 51 (4): 1451–1475.
Published: 04 July 2014
...Arunachalam Dharmalingam; Sowmya Rajan; S. Philip Morgan Abstract Using a conceptual framework focusing on factors that enhance or reduce fertility relative to desired family size (see Bongaarts 2001 ), we study fertility variation across time (1992–2006) and space (states) in India. Our empirical...
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Demography (1968) 5 (1): 61–78.
Published: 01 March 1968
..., moreover, to be a better predictor of excess fertility than knowledgibility or use. A person so motivated that he experiences no more than one unplanned pregnancy is not likely to exceed his desired family size. Furthermore, this type of motivation does not seem to be confined to any one race, class...
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Demography (1967) 4 (2): 780–797.
Published: 01 June 1967
... to add slightly more than three children to this total. There was little difference in desired family size by sex. About one-half of both men and women had some knowledge of family planning methods, and there was a general interest (75 percent of the men and 90 percent of the women) in learning more...
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Demography (1984) 21 (1): 9–18.
Published: 01 February 1984
...Stewart E. Tolnay; Avery M. Guest Abstract Contemporary populations frequently space the births of children, and also attempt to stop childbearing after achieving a desired family size. While stopping behavior was evident in European populations in the late nineteenth century, little is known about...
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Demography (1976) 13 (1): 115–125.
Published: 01 February 1976
... lower fertility, longer first birth intervals, and earlier use of birth control were associated with the longest work durations, the highest status jobs, and work before the birth of the first child. The data failed, however, to differentiate desired family size. 26 1 2011 © Population...
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Demography (1966) 3 (2): 450–461.
Published: 01 June 1966
... period. Use of the model presupposes assumptions about such factors as risks of fetal wastage, lengths of pregnancy, and postdelivery amenorrhea conditional to outcome of pregnancy, length of reproductive period, fecundability, desired family size, preferred birth spacing!, and effectiveness...
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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 (2018) 55 (1): 271–294.
Published: 30 January 2018
... to increase family size beyond the maternal desire, in which case infants of the surplus gender are particularly vulnerable. 01 12 2017 30 01 2018 © Population Association of America 2018 2018 Fertility desires Gender preference Infant mortality Unwanted childbearing Sub-Saharan...
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Demography (2015) 52 (3): 787–809.
Published: 08 May 2015
... women’s ideal family size and very high desired fertility across all three countries. Additional analyses of potential pathways through which schooling could have affected desired fertility suggest some pathways—such as increasing partner’s education—were common across contexts, whereas other pathways...
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Demography (1967) 4 (2): 710–720.
Published: 01 June 1967
... References 1 David M. Reer, “Births Necessary to Assure Desired Survivorship of Sons Under Differing Mortality Conditions,” paper presented to the Population Association of America (April, 1966). David M. Heer and Dan O. Smith, “The Impact of Mortality Level Upon Desired Family Size,” paper presented...