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Demography (2007) 44 (1): 93–112.
Published: 01 February 2007
...Lenna Nepomnyaschy Abstract I use three waves of panel data to examine the relationship between child support payments and fathers’ contact with their nonmarital children. I disaggregate support into fathers’ formal and informal payments and incorporate cross-lagged effects models to identify...
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Demography (2011) 48 (1): 25–47.
Published: 12 February 2011
... to the low earnings of formerly incarcerated men but also to their increased likelihood to live apart from their children. Men contribute far less through child support (formal or informal) than they do when they share their earnings within their household, suggesting that the destabilizing effects...
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Demography (2011) 48 (3): 957–982.
Published: 14 June 2011
... information on earnings, child support, and welfare. We find that 60% of firstborn children of unmarried mothers have at least one half-sibling by age 10. Our results highlight the importance of having fertility information for both fathers and mothers: estimates of the proportion of children with half...
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Demography (2023) 60 (1): 41–72.
Published: 01 February 2023
...Paula Fomby; Hope Harvey; Kelly Musick Abstract Unpartnered mothers rely on formal and informal income sources to support their coresident minor children. Building on work focusing on selective populations and shorter time horizons, we describe the family income sources on which U.S. women...
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Demography (1993) 30 (4): 719–735.
Published: 01 November 1993
... support. The existence of informal modifications also has implications for the role of the state and for the consequences of imposing a system, such as universal payroll deductions, that is tied to the formal divorce settlement as the primary means of providing child support payments. In the next section...
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Demography (2023) 60 (6): 1711–1720.
Published: 01 December 2023
... and the impracticality of requiring child support—may be better informed by considering the flow of cases. We find the flow of previously married mothers increasingly likely to have child support agreements while the likelihood is relatively consistent over time for never-married mothers. For both groups, using the flow...
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Demography (1967) 4 (2): 688–709.
Published: 01 June 1967
... registration of inhabitants,” a source of information which is completely independent of the demographic survey of 1955–57. Again, a reasonable agreement has been found among all these estimates. Statistical evidence examined in this paper supports a birth rate of about 45 per 1,000 for the Congo. The analysis...
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Demography (2020) 57 (3): 1117–1143.
Published: 18 June 2020
... for successful information campaigns. People with negative views on immigration (e.g., Republicans) become more supportive of legal immigration if their misperceptions about the characteristics of the foreign-born population are corrected. Second, we show that the type of information provided makes a difference...
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Demography (2008) 45 (2): 363–386.
Published: 01 May 2008
... The study reveals mixed support for the mechanization thesis and the industry complex thesis. I suggested at the outset of the analysis that looking back on the agricultural transition would inform our theoretical understanding of long-term and large-scale U.S. urbanization patterns of the twentieth century...
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Demography (2024) 61 (3): 829–847.
Published: 01 June 2024
.../caregiver-support/Pages/default.aspx Schmitz H. , & Westphal M. ( 2015 ). Short- and medium-term effects of informal care provision on female caregivers’ health . Journal of Health Economics , 42 , 174 – 185 . Schulz R. , & Eden J. (Eds.). ( 2017 ). Families...
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Demography (2002) 39 (1): 199–213.
Published: 01 February 2002
... of pregnancy intention produces misleading estimates of either the number or the consequences of unintended births. This finding is supported by additional analyses of a small subsample of women for whom information on pregnancy intention was collected both during pregnancy and after birth. 12 1 2011...
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Demography (1985) 22 (4): 565–579.
Published: 01 November 1985
... included in the model are: recent mobility history, urban social contacts, information about urban areas, evaluations of various locations, migration plans, and actual movements in the period subsequent to an initial interview. The empirical results provide relatively strong support for the model. From...
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Demography (1997) 34 (4): 513–523.
Published: 01 November 1997
... choice of contraceptive method and choice of provider, we avoid self-selection bias. Results support the need for modeling quality and for jointly estimating the choice of contraceptive method and the choice of provider to avoid biased estimates of coefficients. The results suggest that for the Cebu...
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Demography (1994) 31 (3): 549–559.
Published: 01 August 1994
... brides. This analysis develops a methodology to identify war brides and applies it to estimate the number of war brides from the six major Asian groups, using the national 1980 Public Use Microdata Sample. Further analysis comparing Asian war brides with other groups of Asian wives tends to support...
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Demography (1989) 26 (4): 627–643.
Published: 01 November 1989
... or children with whom to live has important effects on living arrangements. The results provide only weak support, however, for hypotheses based on modernization theory and point to the need for detailed data on transitions in living arrangements and for information about the younger generation as well...
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Demography (1981) 18 (1): 85–101.
Published: 01 February 1981
.... Descriptive analysis elucidates the dynamics, tempo, and differential frequency of repeat migration among various socioeconomic groups. Results disclose differences among migrants who choose to return or move onward to a new location, or do not move again, and lend support to our analytical framework. Major...
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Demography (1972) 9 (3): 485–498.
Published: 01 August 1972
...Donald J. O’Hara Abstract The population growth rates implied by parental attempts to be highly certain of having a surviving son for old-age support are investigated. At life expectancies of 40 to 65 years, family-planning “strategies” using contraception are found to imply markedly lower growth...
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Demography (2018) 55 (3): 823–847.
Published: 16 May 2018
... overnight visits and an informal shared custody. Bobby’s experience was common. Many young fathers in the reentry study received housing support from older female relatives (Western et al. 2015 ). Stable housing facilitated contact with children by providing a safe and accessible space where families...
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Demography (2022) 59 (2): 653–684.
Published: 01 April 2022
... doing, they may help women overcome physical boundaries and promote information dissemination across networks beyond in-person kin ties, especially in places where women are separated from support networks—or have none—and are bound within their husbands' social spheres. Although it might be reasonable...
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Demography (2016) 53 (3): 597–621.
Published: 15 April 2016
... factors. We also find strong evidence to support the skill formation theory that children’s previous cognitive and noncognitive outcomes are significantly related to their current outcomes. The parameter μ i in Eq. ( 1 ) can also be eliminated by applying the first difference, but the difference...
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