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Demography (2011) 48 (3): 931–956.
Published: 30 June 2011
...Kevin Stange Abstract This article quantifies the contribution of pre-treatment dynamic selection to the relationship between fertility timing and postsecondary attainment, after controlling for a rich set of predetermined characteristics. Eventual mothers and nonmothers are matched using...
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Demography (2004) 41 (4): 801–819.
Published: 01 November 2004
...Robert Schoen Abstract Low fertility levels and later childbearing in many developed countries have reinvigorated the debate between period and cohort perspectives on fertility and on the meaningfulness of the period total fertility rate (TFR). Here, fertility-timing effects are defined as level...
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Demography (2020) 57 (6): 1975–2001.
Published: 12 November 2020
... to which marriage postponement explains lower fertility among the highly educated, is not well understood. We use data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1979 cohort to analyze differences in parenthood and achieved parity for men and women, focusing on the role of marriage timing in achieving...
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Demography (1994) 31 (1): 1–20.
Published: 01 February 1994
... of a fertility transition and therefore cannot be used as the basis for strong statements about the timing of transitions. We review these measurement problems and their implications for the current understanding of the European fertility transition. Demography, Vol. 31, No.1, February 1994 What Do We Know About...
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Demography (2024) 61 (1): 165–187.
Published: 01 February 2024
...Erin J. McCauley Abstract The timing and structure of fertility have important implications for individuals and society. Families play a critical role in fertility; however, little is known about how parental incarceration shapes fertility despite it being a common experience in the life course...
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Demography (1970) 7 (1): 93–120.
Published: 01 February 1970
... repetitive cycle, age composition must also be repetitive with the same cycle length. Under these conditions annual births follow a path that is an exponential multiplied by a periodic time-function. If the time variation of fertility is a small amplitude sinusoidal oscillation, the periodic component...
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Demography (1983) 20 (2): 117–128.
Published: 01 May 1983
... . In Theodore W. Schultz (Ed.), Economics of the Family: Marriage, Children, and Human Capital (pp. 25 – 75 ). Chicago : University of Chicago Press . DEMOGRAPHY Volume 20, Number 2 May 1983 DO COUPLES MAKE FERTILITY PLANS ONE BIRTH AT A TIME? J. Richard Udry Carolina Population Center...
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Demography (1981) 18 (4): 487–509.
Published: 01 November 1981
.... : Princeton University Press . Westolf Charles F. ( 1977 ). The Predictive Validity of Reproductive Intentions . Demography , 14 , 431 – 453 . 10.2307/2060589 DEMOGRAPHY© Volume 18, Number 4 November 1981 A TIME SERIES OF INSTRUMENTAL FERTILITY VARIABLES N. B. Ryder Office of Population...
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Demography (2016) 53 (1): 55–83.
Published: 19 January 2016
... to reduce population growth). We study the relationship between wanted fertility and number of children born in a panel of 200 country-years controlling for country fixed effects and global time trends. In general, we find a close relationship between wanted and actual fertility, with one desired child...
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Demography (2020) 57 (6): 2047–2056.
Published: 01 October 2020
..., we elaborate this paradox: widespread unintendedness and meaningful, highly predictive fertility desires can and do coexist. Using data from Malawi, we demonstrate the predictive validity of numeric fertility timing desires over both four-month and one-year periods. We find that fertility timing...
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Demography (2008) 45 (2): 439–460.
Published: 01 May 2008
... to conceive, women’s risk preferences might be expected to play an important role in marriage and fertility timing decisions. By using data from the Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID), I find that measured risk preferences have a significant effect on the timing of both marriage and fertility. Highly risk...
Published: 01 February 2021
Fig. 1 Cumulative incidence of time to contraceptive adoption by Round 1 fertility preferences and contraceptive use intention, adjusted for competing pregnancy risk More
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Demography (2011) 48 (3): 841–861.
Published: 04 June 2011
..., and the objective of analysis. Two ways of construing bias in period measures are suggested, and their relevance is discussed in the context of five broad purposes for measuring period fertility: describing and explaining fertility time trends, anticipating future prospects, providing input parameters for formal...
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Demography (2019) 56 (3): 891–916.
Published: 16 May 2019
... and grandchildren and decompose the overall trend into the effect of changing mortality, fertility level, and fertility timing. We show that changes in mutual exposure of grandparent and grandchild generations may have contributed to an increasing association between grandparents’ and grandchildren’s educational...
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Demography (2017) 54 (1): 71–91.
Published: 09 January 2017
... for birth cohorts 1944–1967 could be attributed to educational expansion based on these estimates. We conclude that the rise in educational attainment alone cannot explain differences in fertility timing between cohorts. In this article, we visualize the standardized estimates in the form of a correlated...
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Demography (2000) 37 (4): 523–533.
Published: 01 November 2000
... document widening educational differences in fertility timing between 1975 and 1995, which may reflect period changes at later ages in women’s work and family lives. 8 2 2011 © Population Association of America 2000 2000 Current Population Survey Woman Childless Previous Birth...
Published: 01 April 2024
Fig. 1 Births are about equal when fertility is at replacement level (time t 0 ) and a generation earlier (time t 0  − µ). Births peak at an intermediate time, approximately equal to t 0  − µ  /  2. More
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Demography (2010) 47 (2): 393–414.
Published: 01 May 2010
... within populations is genetically influenced and that a portion of that influence is related to the motivational precursors to fertility. We conduct a two-stage analysis to examine these inferences in a time-ordered multivariate context. First, using data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth...
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Demography (1991) 28 (4): 513–533.
Published: 01 November 1991
... shows that women born in the 1950s are “catching up” on fertility postponed at younger ages. Second, racial differences in the timing of first births are very large. For those born in the 1950s, nonwhites have first births much earlier, and far fewer nonwhite than white women will remain permanently...
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Demography (2017) 54 (1): 23–44.
Published: 28 December 2016
...). An additional sibling has a positive effect on male fertility, mainly causing them to have three children themselves, but has a negative effect on female fertility at the same margin. Investigation into mediators reveals that mothers of girls shift relatively less time from market to family work when...
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