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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 (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 (1966) 3 (1): 154–173.
Published: 01 March 1966
... Family Size and Family Size Values in West Germany . Population Studies , XIII , 136 – 50 . 10.2307/2172406 5 Freedman Ronald , Goldberg David , & Sharp Harry ( 1955 ). ‘Ideals’ about Family Size in the Detroit Metropolitan Area, 1954 . Milbank Memorial Fund Quarterly...
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Demography (1970) 7 (1): 43–51.
Published: 01 February 1970
... of 1.56 and 5.96. Ideal and acceptable family sizes increase slightly in the higher grades. A sex difference in ideals appeared only at grade 12; girls wanted more children. Negroes wanted fewer children than did whites at grade 6, more at grade 12. Size of family of orientation was directly related...
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Demography (1970) 7 (3): 329–339.
Published: 01 August 1970
...John B. Williamson Abstract This study is an assessment of the relevance of subjective efficacy and ideal family size as predictors of favorability toward birth control. The samples considered are male factory workers in five developing nations. The effects of ideal family size and subjective...
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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 (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 (1974) 11 (1): 57–73.
Published: 01 February 1974
...Steven McLaughlin Abstract Recent research and the increased visibility of the women’s liberation movement have raised questions concerning the influence of changing attitudes of women on their family size intentions. A sample of 238 high school senior women was drawn to test a causal model...
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Demography (1974) 11 (4): 613–627.
Published: 01 November 1974
...Donald W. Snyder Abstract The economic theory of fertility postulates that income and prices, broadly defined, are important determinants of family size. What follows is an attempt to test this theory against the behavior of 717 predominantly urban households in Sierra Leone. Husband’s education...
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Demography (1974) 11 (4): 587–611.
Published: 01 November 1974
... associated with differential fertility. Their potential both as independent and dependent variables in research is discussed. 26 1 2011 © Population Association of America 1974 1974 Family Size Married Woman Preference Order Preference Scale Scale Question References Andrews...
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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 (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 (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...