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Demography (1971) 8 (1): 37–48.
Published: 01 February 1971
... and the fertility behavior variables. Interviews with a probability sample of women in Lexington, Kentucky, provide the data for testing the hypothesized relationships. The results indicate that both value orientations and socioeconomic status are related to fertility behavior. The inference can be made that value...
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Demography (1967) 4 (1): 30–70.
Published: 01 March 1967
... variation in the variables for separate levels of development. A QUANTITATIVE STUDY OF THE DETERMINANTS OF FERTILITY BEHAVIOR STANLEY FRIEDLANDER AND MORRIS SILVER* RESUMEN En los ultimos arias la literatura revela un gran interes en el estudio euantitativo de los deter- minantes de la fecundidad. Becker...
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Demography (1987) 24 (4): 517–530.
Published: 01 November 1987
..., Number 4 November 1987 SEX PREFERENCE AND FERTILITY BEHAVIOR: A STUDY OF RECENT INDIAN DATA Narayan Das Population Research Centre, M.S. University of Baroda, Faculty of Science, Baroda-390002, Indio A preference for sons, resulting from traditional religious beliefs, social customs (dowery systems...
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Demography (1986) 23 (4): 579–594.
Published: 01 November 1986
... ). Toward an understanding of family planning behaviors . Journal of Applied Social Psychology , 2 , 214 – 227 . 10.1111/j.1559-1816.1972.tb01273.x Jaccard , J. J. , & Davidson , A. R. ( 1976 ). The relation of psychological, social, and economic variables to fertility-related...
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Demography (1975) 12 (3): 417–430.
Published: 01 August 1975
...Dudley L. Poston, Jr.; Joachim Singelmann Abstract This paper examines the role assumed by value orientations in the explanation of fertility behavior. Specifically the concern is with the extent to which value orientations intervene between, or mediate, the relationship between socioeconomic...
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Demography (2010) 47 (2): 521–536.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Deepankar Basu; Robert De Jong Abstract This article draws out some implications of son targeting fertility behavior and studies its determinants. We demonstrate that such behavior has two notable implications at the aggregate level: (a) girls have a larger number of siblings (sibling effect...
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Demography (2017) 54 (2): 437–458.
Published: 08 February 2017
...William G. Axinn; Dirgha J. Ghimire; Emily Smith-Greenaway Abstract Emotional influences on fertility behaviors are an understudied topic that may offer a clear explanation of why many couples choose to have children even when childbearing is not economically rational. With setting-specific...
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Demography (2020) 57 (5): 1727–1751.
Published: 31 August 2020
... cohabitation is a more marriage-like union than same-race cohabitation. Because marriage has traditionally served as the normative setting for childbearing, fertility behavior in cohabitation and union transitions following a cohabiting pregnancy is frequently used as tools to infer differences among racial...
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Demography (2017) 54 (1): 45–70.
Published: 11 January 2017
.... It appears that children from either partner’s prior relationships influences subsequent fertility decision-making, undermining the utility of the “value of children” perspective for explaining childbearing behaviors in complex families. 6 12 2016 11 1 2017 © Population Association...
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Demography (2022) 59 (6): 2135–2159.
Published: 01 December 2022
... on fertility and marital behavior in Germany, which was a lowest-low fertility setting until recently. We find that exposure to greater import competition from Eastern Europe led to worse labor market outcomes and lower fertility rates. In contrast, workers in industries that benefited from increased exports...
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Demography (2001) 38 (1): 29–42.
Published: 01 February 2001
...Joseph Lee Rodgers; Hans-Peter Kohler; Kirsten Ohm Kyvik; Kaare Christensen Abstract Behavior genetic designs and analyses can be used to address issues of central importance to demography. We use this methodology to document genetic influence on human fertility. Our data come from Danish twin...
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Demography (2006) 43 (2): 241–253.
Published: 01 May 2006
... a model that attributes the rise to changes in marriage behavior, with no necessary changes in fertility. A variety of empirical tests strongly support this conclusion and invites focused attention to issues related to marriage behavior as well as to the interactions between marriage and fertility. 14...
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Demography (1978) 15 (4): 459–476.
Published: 01 November 1978
...Josefina Jayme Card Abstract The malleability of fertility-related attitudes and behavior was studied by analyzing data collected from cross-sectional groups of Filipino migrants who had lived in the United States for varying lengths of time, in conjunction with data from a comparison group...
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Demography (2013) 50 (4): 1399–1420.
Published: 24 January 2013
... and have lower completed fertility in general. Behavioral genetics analysis suggests that the association between education and having any children in both sexes is influenced by factors shared by co-twins and that these factors are genetic rather than common environmental. No evidence of a causal pathway...
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Demography (1986) 23 (1): 13–30.
Published: 01 February 1986
..., though different seasonal patterns. The paper explores whether the correlation between labor demand, mortality events and fertility reflect some causal behavioral relationship. It is shown that the probability of a birth is lower in months with high opportunity cost of time. Direct replacement...
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Demography (1985) 22 (2): 169–183.
Published: 01 May 1985
... DEMOGRAPHY© Volume 22, Number 2 May 1985 BIRTH SPACING AND FERTILITY LIMITATION: A BEHAVIORAL ANALYSIS OF A NINETEENTH CENTURY FRONTIER POPULATION Douglas L.Anderton Department of Sociology, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 60637 Lee L. Bean Department of Sociology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City...
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Demography (2020) 57 (3): 927–951.
Published: 19 May 2020
...Seik Kim; Sam-Ho Lee Abstract Using Korean data, this study investigates whether son-favoring ideas or the preference for sons affect fertility decisions. Son-favoring fertility behavior in Korea is of interest because the sex ratio at birth has recovered to a natural level after having been very...
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Demography (2023) 60 (2): 607–630.
Published: 01 April 2023
... on the coverage of the economy in the evening newscast of Italian TV's most-viewed channel (Rai 1). Our findings reveal that both the incidence and tone of news reports on the state of the economy are associated with fertility behavior. An increase in the number of negative economic news items is negatively...
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Demography (2017) 54 (3): 887–909.
Published: 02 May 2017
...Elizabeth J. Ela; Jamie Budnick Abstract Non-heterosexual young women have a higher rate of unintended pregnancy than their heterosexual peers, but their fertility behaviors are understudied. We use longitudinal data from the Relationship Dynamics and Social Life study to investigate mechanisms...
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Demography (1988) 25 (1): 17–33.
Published: 01 February 1988
... aspects of linguistic variables have the greater salience for fertility behavior, fertility patterns of bilingual women are compared with those of monolingual women speaking English or Spanish. Using the 1980 U.S. Census 5 percent Public Use Micro data Sample for ever-married Mexican-origin women aged 15...