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Demography (1974) 11 (4): 587–611.
Published: 01 November 1974
...Lolagene C. Coombs Abstract A new method for measuring preferences for number of children is presented and related to the subsequent fertility of a panel of married women over a five-year period. The I -scales, developed on the basis of unfolding theory, reflect the individual’s utility function...
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Demography (1978) 15 (1): 57–73.
Published: 01 February 1978
...Lolagene C. Coombs; Dorothy Fernandez Abstract Data from Malaysia on the reproductive goals of husbands and wives are analyzed to determine level of agreement, using new scale measures on preferences for number and sex of children as well as the conventional measure of desired number of children...
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Demography (1979) 16 (4): 523–534.
Published: 01 November 1979
...Lolagene C. Coombs Abstract A measure of underlying family size preference obtained for a sample of Detroit married women in 1962 is related to their fertility over a 15-year follow-up period. The data represent completed fertility. The I-scale preference measure used differs from the conventional...
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Demography (1979) 16 (3): 359–376.
Published: 01 August 1979
... in the education effect on preferences. Intrafamilial relations appear to be of less importance. Modernization of familial and religious values mediates between urbanization and family size preferences. The measure of preference used is a scale value which has been found in other research to be more predictive...
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Demography (1977) 14 (1): 97–102.
Published: 01 February 1977
...-In this article, we introduce an alternative technique to the single- sentence question for measuring preferences for number of children, age at marriage, length of first birth interval, length of employment, and years of schooling. This new measurement procedure utilizes a graphic scale rather than verbal...
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Demography (1973) 10 (4): 599–618.
Published: 01 November 1973
... and empirical questions for further investigation of the FSUF. 27 1 2011 © Population Association of America 1973 1973 Family Size Additional Child Sexual Composition Preference Scale Utility Difference References Becker , Gary S. ( 1960 ). An Economic Analysis of Fertility...
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Demography (1986) 23 (2): 185–197.
Published: 01 May 1986
... York : Columbia University Press . Coombs C. , Coombs L. C. , & McClelland G. ( 1975 ). Preference scales for number and sex of children . Population Studies , 29 , 275 – 298 . 10.2307/2173512 Coombs L. C. ( 1979 ). Reproductive goals and achieved fertility...
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Demography (1982) 19 (3): 371–389.
Published: 01 August 1982
.... , & McClelland G. H. ( 1975 ). Preference Scales for Number and Sex of Children . Population Studies , 29 ( 2 ), 273 – 298 . 10.2307/2173512 Coombs Lolagene C. ( 1976 ). Are Cross Cultural Preference Comparisons Possible? A Measurement-Theoretical Approach . Liege, Belgium...
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Demography (1981) 18 (1): 27–37.
Published: 01 February 1981
.... ( 1975 ). Preference Scales for Number and Sex of Children . Population Studies , 29 , 273 – 298 . 10.2307/2173512 Coombs L. C. ( 1977 ). Preferences for Sex of Children among U.S. Couples . Family Planning Perspectives , 9 , 259 – 265 . 10.2307/2134346 Coombs L. C...
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Demography (1994) 31 (1): 65–79.
Published: 01 February 1994
... Deviation Minimum Maximum Young People's Family Size Preferences at Age 18 2.92 1.33 0 8 Coombs Scale Measure of Young People's Preferences at Age 18 8.12 3.34 16 Young People's Family Size Preferences at Age 23 2.68 1.19 0 8 Coombs Scale Measure of Young People's Preferences at Age 23 7.47 3.11 16 Mother's...
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Demography (1985) 22 (3): 431–443.
Published: 01 August 1985
... fertility schedules: variations in the age structure of childbearing in human populations . Population Index , 40 , 185 – 258 . 10.2307/2733910 Coombs C. H. , Coombs L. C. , & McClelland G. H. ( 1975 ). Preference scales for number and sex of children . Population Studies...
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Demography (1995) 32 (1): 81–96.
Published: 01 February 1995
... ). Reading, MA : Addison-Wesley . Coombs C. H. , Coombs L. C. , & McClelland G. H. ( 1975 ). “Preference Scales for Number and Sex of Children.” . Population Studies , 29 , 273 – 98 . 10.2307/2173512 Coombs L. C. ( 1974 ). “The Measurement of Family Size Preferences...
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Demography (1979) 16 (3): 377–388.
Published: 01 August 1979
... Really Matter? . Quarterly Journal of Economics , 90 , 285 – 307 . 10.2307/1884631 Coombs C. H. ( 1964 ). Theory of Data . New York : Wiley . Coombs C. H. , Coombs L. C. , & McClelland G. H. ( 1975 ). Preference Scales for Number and Sex of Children...
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Demography (1977) 14 (3): 285–296.
Published: 01 August 1977
... ). Preference Scales for Number and Sex of Children . Population Studies , 29 , 273 – 298 . 10.2307/2173512 Freedman , Ronald , & Coombs , L. C. ( 1974 ). CrossCultural Comparisons: Data on Two Factors in Fertility Behavior . New York : The Population Council . Periodic...
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Demography (1982) 19 (2): 177–189.
Published: 01 May 1982
... . 10.2307/1884631 Coombs C. H. , Coombs L. C. , & McClelland G. H. ( 1975 ). Preference Scales for Number and Sex of Children . Population Studies , 29 , 273 – 298 . 10.2307/2173512 Coombs Lolagene C. ( 1977 ). Preferences for Sex of Children Among U. S. Couples...
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Demography (1983) 20 (3): 313–331.
Published: 01 August 1983
.... , & McClelland G. H. ( 1975 ). Preference Scales for Number and Sex of Children . Population Studies , 29 , 273 – 298 . 10.2307/2173512 Coombs L. C. ( 1980 ). Economic Factors in Fertility Decisions: The Role of Costs and Benefits . Academia Economic Papers (Taipei) , 8 , 89 – 122...
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Demography (2000) 37 (1): 95–108.
Published: 01 February 2000
... Fertility and Underlying Preferences: A Longitudinal Study in Taiwan . Population Studies , 33 , 447 – 55 . 10.2307/2173891 Coombs , C. , Coombs , L. , & McClelland , G. ( 1975 ). Preference Scales for Number and Sex of Children . Population Studies , 29 , 273 – 98...
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Demography (2000) 37 (3): 299–311.
Published: 01 August 2000
.... Cohen , J. ( 1960 ). A Coefficient of Agreement for Nominal Scales . Educational and Psychological Measurement , 20 , 37 – 46 . 10.1177/001316446002000104 Dharmalingam , A. , & Morgan , S.P. ( 1996 ). Women’s Work, Autonomy, and Birth Control: Evidence From Two South Indian...
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Demography (2016) 53 (6): 1955–1977.
Published: 25 October 2016
...Christopher S. Fowler; Barrett A. Lee; Stephen A. Matthews Abstract Although the trend toward greater ethnoracial diversity in the United States has been documented at a variety of geographic scales, most research tracks diversity one scale at a time. Our study bridges scales, asking how...
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Demography (2016) 53 (4): 1085–1108.
Published: 06 July 2016
... and, to a lesser degree, family life cycle and nativity also are significant. A second concern is the geographic scale of neighborhoods: in this study, the geographic area within which the characteristics of potential neighbors matter in locational outcomes of individuals. Studies of segregation typically use...
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