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Demography (2012) 49 (2): 677–698.
Published: 09 March 2012
...Arland Thornton; Georgina Binstock; Kathryn M. Yount; Mohammad Jalal Abbasi-Shavazi; Dirgha Ghimire; Yu Xie Abstract Many scholars have offered structural and ideational explanations for the fertility changes occurring around the world. This paper focuses on the influence of developmental idealism...
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Demography (1971) 8 (1): 49–69.
Published: 01 February 1971
... women with proven fertility in five Brazilian communities were interviewed to determine various attitudes, their work experience, their participation in family decisions, their fertility ideals, and actual fertility. The five communities were selected along a rural-urban-industrialization continuum...
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Demography (2020) 57 (6): 2113–2141.
Published: 16 October 2020
... 2020 © Population Association of America 2020 2020 Fertility Fertility ideals Marriage Armed conflict Africa Armed conflict disrupts many domains of life beyond the immediate effects of violence and insecurity (Caldwell 2004 ; Ghobarah et al. 2003 ). Exposure to such events...
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Demography (1974) 11 (4): 641–656.
Published: 01 November 1974
... planning practice are the strongest predictors of fertility and account for about 10 percent and 7 percent of the total variance, respectively. Other factors which accounted for lesser fractions of variability are ideal number of children, rural versus urban residence, education, aspiration for daughters...
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Published: 16 October 2020
Fig. 2 Marginal effects of conflict on ideal family size, by parity (panel a) and total fertility rate of women’s country of residence (panel b) More
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Demography (1970) 7 (1): 43–51.
Published: 01 February 1970
... for themselves; fewer had thought about the ideal number for the average American couple. Two and three children were the modal responses; mean ideal sizes were 3.02 for self and 3.16 for the average couple. The range of acceptable fertility behavior, “too few” or “too many” children, is defined by medians...
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Demography (2015) 52 (3): 787–809.
Published: 08 May 2015
... women’s ideal family size and very high desired fertility across all three countries. Additional analyses of potential pathways through which schooling could have affected desired fertility suggest some pathways—such as increasing partner’s education—were common across contexts, whereas other pathways...
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Demography (2013) 50 (5): 1715–1737.
Published: 26 April 2013
.... The predictability of change gives credence to the argument that ideal family size is a meaningful construct, even in this higher-fertility setting. Changes are not equally predictable across all women, however, and gamma regression results demonstrate that women for whom reproduction is a more distant goal change...
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Demography (1974) 11 (3): 377–395.
Published: 01 August 1974
... as its demographic representativeness, appears to offer an ideal “test situation” for assessing the impact on fertility of the new liberalization. Data on live births and reported induced abortions to residents of the state have been compiled and analyzed in an effort to interpret the recent changes...
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Demography (1994) 31 (4): 651–662.
Published: 01 November 1994
... child care considerations and fertility decision making among Bangkok women. Although the two-child family has become the norm in recent years, and although most respondents said that ideally they would like to have two children, a high proportion of women surveyed said they planned to only have one...
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Demography (2003) 40 (4): 637–657.
Published: 01 November 2003
... India, girls currently constitute about 60% of the unwanted births and that the elimination of unwanted fertility has the potential to raise the sex ratio at birth to 130 boys per 100 girls. 14 1 2011 © Population Association of America 2003 2003 Ideal Number Fertility Decline...
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Demography (1973) 10 (3): 329–350.
Published: 01 August 1973
... of relationships. provide us with the number of surplus They served, finally, in our construction children, i.e., the number of living chil- of the total pattern for these variables dren in excess of the ideal. Surplus chi1- in relation to fertility and contraception. dren are then used as a variable in our...
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Demography (2001) 38 (4): 449–465.
Published: 01 November 2001
... and lim- ited fertility over natural fertility and large numbers of chil- dren. Female rights and autonomy also would receive new support and emphasis. Note that not all elements of the modern family need be endorsed for developmental ideal- ism to be powerful. The third proposition that a modern family...
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Demography (1985) 22 (3): 445–454.
Published: 01 August 1985
...Eric Jensen Abstract An unresolved question in the analysis of survey data relating to fertility attitudes and beliefs is how non-numeric responses to questions on ideal family size should be treated. This paper demonstrates that simply dropping “up to God” responses will bias regression results...
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Demography (1966) 3 (2): 319–331.
Published: 01 June 1966
... convinced of the harmlessness and the utility of fertility control. Less than 3 percent of the former approvers had become negative. The proportion of women who claimed some kind of knowledge about contraceptive methods more than doubled during the eight months of the program's operation. More impressive...
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Demography (2015) 52 (6): 1961–1993.
Published: 21 October 2015
... ideal-type groups: those who were consistently detached from the labor force (21 %), those who gradually increased their market attachment (27 %), those who worked intensely in young adulthood but dropped out of the workforce after midlife (13 %), and those who were steadily employed across midlife (40...
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Demography (2021) 58 (6): 2169–2191.
Published: 01 December 2021
.... This can be viewed as evidence in support of cultural entrenchment for many origin groups, which suggests a stronger role of migration background than exposure to the destination—or at least that there are difficulties in obtaining ideal levels of completed fertility for women from many of the origin...
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Demography (1965) 2 (1): 540–548.
Published: 01 March 1965
... importancia de tales creencias subsiste aun cuando la posición eoeio-económica, la edad y la residencia se midan estadísticamente mediante un análisis de correlación múltiple. Religious Orientation Fertility Attitude Married People Young Couple Ideal Family Size References 1 Davis...
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Demography (2022) 59 (3): 975–994.
Published: 01 June 2022
.... Nevertheless, analyzing the effect of having three or more versus two children is highly relevant in the European context, given that much of the change in European fertility over the past decades has been due to a decrease in the proportion of people having three or more children. Fertility ideals...
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Demography (2021) 58 (1): 295–320.
Published: 01 February 2021
... time, thus affecting their relationship with later childbearing. This notion is supported in other recent studies in developed contexts. For example, Ray et al.'s (2018) study of the stability of personal fertility ideals among U.S. women using two waves of data from the National Survey of Fertility...
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