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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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (1969) 6 (2): 141–149.
Published: 01 May 1969
...-son model. DEMOGRAPHY Volume 6, Number 2 May 1969 MORTALITY LEVEL, DESIRED FAMILY SIZE AND POPULATION INCREASE: FURTHER VARIATIONS ON A BASIC MODEL David M. Heer Department of Demography and Human Ecology, School of Public Health, Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts 02115 Dean O. Smith...
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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...
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Demography (1971) 8 (4): 537–540.
Published: 01 November 1971
... Cost Mortality Level Behavioral Assumption Desire Family Size Emotional Security References Banks J. A. ( 1954 ). Prosperity and Parenthood: A Study of Family Planning Among the Victorian Middle Classes . London : Routledge and Kegan, Paul Limited . Branson W. H. ( 1968...
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Demography (1966) 3 (1): 154–173.
Published: 01 March 1966
...Judith Blake Since most Americans exert some con- trol over the size of their families, their reproductive desires are obviously a deter- minant of their reproductive performance. This fact received explicit recognition during the 1950's through the Growth of American Families Study and the two so...
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Demography (1965) 2 (1): 250–275.
Published: 01 March 1965
... cambios frecuentes en el sentido de reducir tal discrepancia. Los resultados de este andlisis concuerdan con la opinión de que las normas sociales relativas al tamaño de lafamilia tienden a regir la conducta de las parejas, los cambios son pequeños, se sobreponen y se compensan. Family Size...
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Demography (1975) 12 (3): 407–416.
Published: 01 August 1975
... directions, statements about wanting more children prove to be highly predictive of subsequent fertility for both modern and less advanced segments of the population. 13 1 2011 © Population Association of America 1975 1975 Live Birth Family Size Additional Child Desire Family Size...
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Demography (1976) 13 (2): 175–187.
Published: 01 May 1976
...Nan E. Johnson; C. Shannon Stokes Abstract Studies of family size in successive generations have found a small but persistently positive effect of size of family of orientation. Recent work has suggested that this relationship may be influenced by birth order, intergenerational change in lifestyle...
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Demography (1976) 13 (2): 189–198.
Published: 01 May 1976
...Barbara S. Janowitz Abstract The impact of education on family size is divided into a direct effect (holding labor force participation and age at marriage constant) and an indirect effect (varying labor force participation and age at marriage). The results suggest that (I) the indirect effect...
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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...