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Demography (2008) 45 (2): 461–488.
Published: 01 May 2008
...Marcia J. Carlson; Sara S. McLanahan; Jeanne Brooks-Gunn Abstract We use data from the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study to investigate the association between coparenting quality and nonresident fathers’ involvement with children over the first five years after a nonmarital birth. We find...
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Published: 08 January 2018
Fig. 2 Predicted Nelson-Aalen cumulative hazard of nonmarital birth among college women with and without student debt, weighted by propensity score. Results are adjusted for marginal treatment effects More
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Demography (2009) 46 (1): 193–202.
Published: 01 February 2009
... statistical tests reject the explanation. In particular, I demonstrate persistent, nonstationary deviations from the relationships predicted by the theory advanced by Gray et al. For long periods, the proportion unmarried played only a small role in the changes in the ratio of nonmarital to marital birth...
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Demography (2006) 43 (2): 241–253.
Published: 01 May 2006
...Jo Anna Gray; Jean Stockard; Joe Stone Abstract Much of the sharp rise in the share of nonmarital births in the United States has been attributed to changes in the fertility choices of unmarried and married women—in response, it is often argued, to public policy. In contrast, we develop and test...
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Demography (2017) 54 (4): 1451–1475.
Published: 05 July 2017
...Rachel M. Shattuck Abstract Most young people in the United States express the desire to marry. Norms at all socioeconomic levels posit marriage as the optimal context for childbearing. At the same time, nonmarital fertility accounts for approximately 40 % of U.S. births, experienced...
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Published: 08 January 2018
Fig. 3 Estimated hazard rates of marital and nonmarital first birth by student loan debt and years since college graduation, weighted by propensity score. Results are adjusted for marginal treatment effects More
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Demography (2008) 45 (1): 193–207.
Published: 01 February 2008
...Lawrence L. Wu Abstract Historical trends in U.S. nonmarital fertility have been compiled almost exclusively from vital statistics on births. This paper complements this historical record by providing cohort estimates of nonmarital fertility for cohorts of U.S. women spanning approximately 50 years...
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Demography (2021) 58 (1): 345–378.
Published: 01 February 2021
.... Opioid overdose death rates and prescriptions per capita are used as indicators of the intensity of the opioid epidemic. We estimate area fixed-effects models to test the effect of the opioid epidemic on nonmarital birth rates obtained from vital statistics for 2000–2016. We find an increase...
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Demography (2011) 48 (1): 317–342.
Published: 11 January 2011
...Brienna Perelli-Harris; Theodore P. Gerber Abstract Using retrospective union, birth, and education histories that span 1980–2003, this study investigates nonmarital childbearing in contemporary Russia. We employ a combination of methods to decompose fertility rates by union status and analyze...
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Demography (2009) 46 (1): 203–208.
Published: 01 February 2009
...Steven Martin Abstract This analysis joins the debate on how declines in marriage have shifted the composition of the unmarried and married populations in the United States, and how compositional shifts have affected nonmarital birth rates. Gray, Stockard, and Stone (2006) presented one model...
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Demography (2015) 52 (1): 153–182.
Published: 29 January 2015
...Matthew Painter; Adrianne Frech; Kristi Williams Abstract We use more than 20 years of data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1979 to examine wealth trajectories among mothers following a nonmarital first birth. We compare wealth according to union type and union stability, and we...
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Demography (2015) 52 (6): 1893–1915.
Published: 08 October 2015
... the events of the Great Recession, leveraging variation in the severity of the crisis between years and across states, to examine how exposure to worse state-level economic conditions is related to poor women’s likelihood of marriage and of having a nonmarital birth between 2008 and 2012. In accord...
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Demography (2012) 49 (1): 101–124.
Published: 28 December 2011
... for nonmarital births. Our results suggest that the quality of male fertility data is strongly linked to survey design and that it has implications for models of early male fertility. 19 10 2011 28 12 2011 © Population Association of America 2011 2011 Our population counts by marital status...
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Demography (2008) 45 (3): 555–571.
Published: 01 August 2008
... recently had a child from the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing study. A shortage of men in a marriage market is associated with lower relationship quality for unmarried parents. Male shortages are associated with lower rates of marriage following a nonmarital birth, in part because of the mediating...
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Demography (2015) 52 (4): 1167–1194.
Published: 01 July 2015
...Jessica Houston Su; Rachel Dunifon; Sharon Sassler Abstract Recent decades have seen a significant decline in mid-pregnancy (“shotgun”) marriage, particularly among disadvantaged groups, which has contributed to increasing nonmarital birth rates. Despite public and political concern about...
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Demography (2009) 46 (1): 211–219.
Published: 01 February 2009
.... In this response we argue that the analysis and evidence of our 2006 paper have withstood the scrutiny of EMW. In particular, we find that a substantial part of the rising share of nonmarital births since 1970 is due to a selection effect associated with marriage. This same selection effect also explains how birth...
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Demography (1999) 36 (1): 135–144.
Published: 01 February 1999
... fertility histories for their possible superiority over retrospective collection. One third to one half of men’s nonmarital births and births within previous marriages are missed in estimates from retrospective histories. Differential survey underrepresentation of previously married men compared...
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Demography (1999) 36 (1): 59–75.
Published: 01 February 1999
...S. Philip Morgan; Ronald R. Rindfuss Abstract Using data from the 1980, 1985, and 1990 Current Population Surveys, we show that the link between early fertility and nonmarital births has become stronger. Women who give birth earlier are increasingly likely to be unmarried. In contrast, we find...
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Demography (1993) 30 (4): 701–717.
Published: 01 November 1993
...Roger A. Wojtkiewicz Abstract As more and more children experience nonintact families because of nonmarital birth or parental marital disruption, researchers have paid more attention to whether nonintact family experiences have negative effects on later life. This study uses data from the National...
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Demography (1989) 26 (1): 85–98.
Published: 01 February 1989
...) the conditional probability of having sex given nonmarriage, (3) the conditional probability of getting nonmaritally pregnant given nonmarital sex, and (4) the conditional probability of having a nonmaritallive birth given nonmarital pregnancy. The probability of having a nonmaritallive birth Pr(NB), then, may...