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Demography (1985) 22 (4): 515–544.
Published: 01 November 1985
...Robert T. Michael; Nancy Brandon Tuma Abstract We investigate the influence of family background on early entry into marriage and parenthood among white, Hispanic, and black men and women ages 14 to 22 in the first (1979) wave of the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth. Family background...
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Demography (1978) 15 (2): 161–175.
Published: 01 May 1978
...Dennis P. Hogan Abstract National data for ever-married men aged 20 to 65 in March 1973 are utilized to estimate least squares and log-linear structural equation models of age at marriage. We demonstrate that most characteristics of family background (including both the family structure and its...
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Demography (2017) 54 (1): 71–91.
Published: 09 January 2017
...Felix C. Tropf; Jornt J. Mandemakers Abstract A large body of literature has demonstrated a positive relationship between education and age at first birth. However, this relationship may be partly spurious because of family background factors that cannot be controlled for in most research designs...
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Published: 12 May 2016
Fig. 2 Association of family background and education by decade: General Social Surveys, 1972–2010 More
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Demography (2021) 58 (3): 1011–1037.
Published: 01 June 2021
...Michael Grätz; Kieron J. Barclay; Øyvind N. Wiborg; Torkild H. Lyngstad; Aleksi Karhula; Jani Erola; Patrick Präg; Thomas Laidley; Dalton Conley Abstract The extent to which siblings resemble each other measures the omnibus impact of family background on life chances. We study sibling similarity...
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Demography (2018) 55 (3): 929–955.
Published: 21 May 2018
... and women, mortality. In models that do not adjust carefully for family background, we find that short and long birth intervals are clearly associated with height, physical fitness, being overweight or obese, and mortality. However, after carefully adjusting for family background using a within-family...
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Demography (1994) 31 (4): 593–602.
Published: 01 November 1994
...Joan Marie Kraft; James E. Coverdill Abstract Previous studies of the use of birth control by sexually active single women tend to emphasize family background and aspirations, and restrict their attention to teenagers. We elaborate this framework by considering how labor market experiences might...
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Demography (2014) 51 (6): 2127–2154.
Published: 31 October 2014
...Marcel Raab; Anette Eva Fasang; Aleksi Karhula; Jani Erola Abstract Sibling studies have been widely used to analyze the impact of family background on socioeconomic and, to a lesser extent, demographic outcomes. We contribute to this literature with a novel research design that combines sibling...
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Demography (1979) 16 (1): 55–71.
Published: 01 February 1979
... levels, future growth must occur through increases in transition rates beyond high school, given the near universality of high school graduation for cohorts born at midcentury. Our analysis shows that postsecondary progression rates are much less responsive to changes in family background composition...
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Demography (1989) 26 (4): 545–561.
Published: 01 November 1989
... intellectual ability is not statistically significant. In addition, several family background factors are highly correlated with children's test scores. 13 1 2011 © Population Association of America 1989 1989 Child Care Family Income Intellectual Ability Young Sibling Maternal Employment...
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Demography (1990) 27 (2): 207–218.
Published: 01 May 1990
...Elizabeth C. Cooksey Abstract This article examines the effect of family background factors on first premarital pregnancy resolution for adolescents in the United States. Teenage fertility constitutes a sizable percentage of total fertility, and each outcome has a potentially different type...
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Demography (2019) 56 (2): 753–762.
Published: 09 January 2019
... a family fixed-effects analytic strategy. We find that even after we account for common family background and home environment, body mass index, age, sex, and outdoor activity, darker skin color significantly predicts hypertension incidence among siblings. In a supplementary analysis using newly released...
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Demography (2010) 47 (4): 923–934.
Published: 01 November 2010
... factors, such as individual and family background variables. We measure social interaction through the cross-sibling influences on fertility. Continuous-time hazard models are estimated separately for women’s first and second births. In addition to individual socioeconomic variables, demographic variables...
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Demography (2006) 43 (2): 223–240.
Published: 01 May 2006
... alternative or substitute for traditional marriage. Third, our multinomial analysis of transitions from cohabitation into marriage or dissolution highlights the salience of economically disadvantaged family backgrounds, cohabitation and fertility histories, women’s economic resources, and partner...
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Demography (2000) 37 (1): 83–94.
Published: 01 February 2000
..., but that unwanted pregnancy has little association with birth weight and child cognitive outcomes. Estimates of the association between unwanted pregnancy and maternal behaviors were greatly reduced after controls for unmeasured family background were included in the model. Our results also indicate...
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Demography (1999) 36 (3): 415–420.
Published: 01 August 1999
... period. This result was essentially unchanged by statistical controls for various personal and family background differences between respondents. 12 1 2011 © Population Association of America 1999 1999 High School Graduate General Social Survey Intergenerational Transmission Parental...
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Demography (1991) 28 (4): 587–607.
Published: 01 November 1991
... toward cohabitation. Puerto Rican women, however, are much more likely to enter informal first unions than the general population, and have a low propensity to transform informal unions into legal marriages. The paper examines the influence of family background and current activities on union timing...
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Demography (1988) 25 (3): 337–353.
Published: 01 August 1988
... of spouse, ceremonial marriage with self-choice of spouse, and nonceremonial marriage (elopement and living together). All three forms of marriage existed in each setting, and the dominant form differed in each. In general, a family background of higher socioeconomic status led to a greater likelihood...
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Demography (1977) 14 (2): 197–212.
Published: 01 May 1977
... opportunity and that the influence of family background on economic success is indirect, operating through home investments in children. 8 1 2011 © Population Association of America 1977 1977 Wage Rate Wage Equation Child Quality Market Wage Schooling Equation References...
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Demography (2022) 59 (1): 27–36.
Published: 01 February 2022
... education and family background, reweighting women in the origin countries to resemble migrants on these characteristics does little to explain differences in contraceptive use between the groups. Given that contraceptive use is an important proximate determinant of fertility, our results suggest...
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