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Demography (1994) 31 (1): 65–79.
Published: 01 February 1994
...; siblings’ fertility is an additional determinant of children’s family size preferences. 30 12 2010 © Population Association of America 1994 1994 Family Size Family Formation Fertility Preference Fertility Behavior Fertility Intention References Anderton D. L. , Tsuya N...
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Demography (1967) 4 (2): 780–797.
Published: 01 June 1967
... la aprobación, preceden generalmente al uso. Summary In Nairobi, 352 married African adults, 152 men and 200 women, were interviewed on their attitudes toward family size and family planning. The respondents had, on the average, slightly less than three children at the time of interview and hoped...
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Demography (2007) 44 (4): 785–806.
Published: 01 November 2007
... 2011 © Population Association of America 2007 2007 Family Size Human Longevity Short Birth Interval Child Ever Bear Disposable Soma Theory References Albrektsen G. , Heuch I. , & Kvåle G. ( 1995 ). The Short-Term and Long-Term Effect of a Pregnancy on Breast...
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Demography (2003) 40 (1): 23–44.
Published: 01 February 2003
...Zachary Zimmer; Julia Kwong Abstract Change in China’s age structure is creating concerns about whether reductions in family size undermine traditional support mechanisms for older adults. Future generations may expect less support as the availability of children declines. In this article...
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Demography (1993) 30 (2): 159–174.
Published: 01 May 1993
...Ann P. Riley; Albert I. Hermalin; Luis Rosero-Bixby 12 1 2011 © Population Association of America 1993 1993 Family Planning Family Size Living Child Numeric Response Hypothetical Question References Azelmat Mustapha , Ayad Mohamed , & Belhachmi...
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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 (1983) 20 (3): 333–352.
Published: 01 August 1983
... (number of males per 100 females) of siblings in small families is considerably higher than in large families. The sex ratio of last-born children in families of any size is markedly higher than that of the previous children. The sex distribution of children for a given family size, if less than five...
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Demography (1991) 28 (1): 119–131.
Published: 01 February 1991
...John Knodel; Malinee Wongsith Abstract Analysis of a large, nationally representative survey shows that family size exerts a substantial negative influence on the probability that a child will attend secondary school in Thailand. The primary mechanism underlying this effect is most likely...
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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 (1981) 18 (3): 321–334.
Published: 01 August 1981
...Judith Treas Abstract Recognizing that postwar trends in family size derive both from changes in the living arrangements of adults and from changes in the presence of children, this paper develops annual estimates of mean family size, mean members less than 18, and mean members 18 and older by race...
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Demography (1981) 18 (4): 421–442.
Published: 01 November 1981
...Judith Blake Abstract If couples decide to have fewer children in order to achieve higher “quality” offspring, are they correct in assuming that the quality of children bears an important and inverse relation to family size? If they are correct, how does number of children operate to affect...
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Demography (1982) 19 (1): 29–36.
Published: 01 February 1982
...Ralph B. White Abstract During the migration intervals 1965–1970, 1970–1975, and 1975–1979, families that migrated from Standard Metropolitan Statistical Areas (SMSAs) to nonmetropolitan areas and from central cities to suburban rings were larger in mean size than families that composed...
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Demography (1980) 17 (3): 243–260.
Published: 01 August 1980
... is insufficient, for young families, to offset the fall in income. For families in which the wife does not work the estimates suggest that savings may actually increase with children. 8 1 2011 © Population Association of America 1980 1980 Labor Supply Family Size Current Income Permanent...
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Demography (1978) 15 (4): 487–497.
Published: 01 November 1978
... incorporates some of the mechanisms through which socioeconomic factors may affect fertility is developed and applied to data from the United States to demonstrate the properties of alternative measures of family size. The results indicate that use of the new measure allows more precise estimates...
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Demography (2005) 42 (4): 737–756.
Published: 01 November 2005
...John Sandberg Abstract This article investigates the effects of sociometric network members’ self-reported experiences with infant mortality on nonnumeric responses regarding expected family size among women in a small Nepalese community. The hypotheses tested include (1) that uncertainty about...
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Demography (2006) 43 (1): 25–52.
Published: 01 February 2006
...Parfait M. Eloundou-Enyegue; Lindy B. Williams Abstract Contrary to theory and evidence from many other regions, previous studies in sub-Saharan Africa have found surprisingly weak associations between family size and schooling. It is unclear, however, whether these weak results reflect (spurious...
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Demography (1973) 10 (4): 599–618.
Published: 01 November 1973
...Kenneth W. Terhune; Sol Kaufman Abstract This article discusses the family size utility function (FSUF), which portrays the relative 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...
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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 (1977) 14 (1): 43–65.
Published: 01 February 1977
...Robert H. Weller Abstract Using a multiple classification analysis of the data from the I percent public-use samples of the 1960 and 1970 censuses of population, it is found that the negative relationship between wives’ employment and their cumulative family size is stronger among whites than...
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Demography (1971) 8 (3): 379–388.
Published: 01 August 1971
.... The health of head and wife has a very important effect on the ability of the poor to supply labor services while for the nonpoor the health effect is insignificant. For both the poor and nonpoor, there is a positive relationship between family size and the supply of labor. Evidence is also presented...