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Demography (2010) 47 (4): 895–921.
Published: 01 November 2010
...Audrey Light; Taehyun Ahn Abstract Given that divorce often represents a high-stakes income gamble, we ask how individual levels of risk tolerance affect the decision to divorce. We extend the orthodox divorce model by assuming that individuals are risk averse, that marriage is risky...
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Demography (2008) 45 (2): 439–460.
Published: 01 May 2008
...-tolerant women are more likely to delay marriage, consistent with either a search model of marriage or a risk-pooling explanation. In addition, risk preferences affect fertility timing in a way that differs by marital status and education, and that varies over the life cycle. Greater tolerance for risk...
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Demography (2013) 50 (4): 1155–1176.
Published: 21 December 2012
...—not just a reporter (Elder and Rudolph 2003 ). This raises the issues of selection effects and error. Is the gender of the BFR associated with the level of accumulated wealth: that is, are men more risk-tolerant in their investing? Or, if the respondent is not the BFR (non-BFR), there may...
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Demography (1975) 12 (1): 129–141.
Published: 01 February 1975
... and gestational ages of spontaneous fetal losses in the alleged absence of induced abortions and (2) the gestational ages of induced abortions in the presence of. competing miscarriage risks without, however, any direct infor- mation about the relative numbers or gestational ages of forestalling miscar- riages...
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Demography (1968) 5 (2): 836–845.
Published: 01 June 1968
...Anibal Faundes; German Rodriguez-Galant; Onofre Avendano 15 1 2011 © Population Association of America 1968 1968 Live Birth Pregnancy Rate Abortion Rate High Risk Woman Family Planning Program References 1 Requena , M. ( 1965 ). Social and Economic Correlates...
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Demography (1999) 36 (4): 445–460.
Published: 01 November 1999
... not predictable from the other in- dependent variables. College degree has a tolerance of .345, which suggests little risk of multicollinearity problems. Health's association with years of schooling is essen- tially linear, although perhaps not entirely. It is best approxi- mated as linear in the multivariate...
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Demography (2011) 48 (4): 1493–1516.
Published: 13 August 2011
... and Fuchs 1996 ). Women who are more risk-tolerant may also be more likely to engage in unprotected sex even if they do not want to become pregnant. Measures of risk-taking tendencies have been shown to be positively associated with sexual activity in adolescence, although not with contraceptive use...
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Demography (1992) 29 (1): 39–57.
Published: 01 February 1992
..., to examine trends and determinants of the intergenerational teen fertility link for women who reached adolescence between the 1950s and the 1980s. We find that daughters of both white and black teen mothers face significantly higher risks of teen childbearing than daughters of older mothers. We also find...
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Demography (2003) 40 (4): 675–699.
Published: 01 November 2003
... for the occupational-grade hypothesis. The results indicate that absolute material conditions are the most important determinants of socioeconomic effects on the risk of infant mortality and that while poverty has the most pronounced effect on risk, income is decreasingly salutary across the majority of the mortality...
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Demography (1982) 19 (2): 191–210.
Published: 01 May 1982
... to the population at risk divided by the person-years lived by the population at risk during the same time period. Provided the population at risk grows in roughly linear fashion throughout the time period, the denomi- nator of the death rate can be approxi- mated by the average population in a particular age group...
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Demography (2021) 58 (2): 499–526.
Published: 01 April 2021
... different aspects of climate/weather variability to different time periods of in utero exposure. The measures are designed to capture the complexities of climate-related risks and isolate their impacts based on the timing and duration of exposure. Specifically, we focus on infant birth weight in Mali...
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Demography (2010) 47 (1): 23–43.
Published: 01 February 2010
... childhood health status and socioeconomic status [SES], rheumatic fever, and knee height) and adult risk factors (adult SES, obesity, smoking, texercise, and self-reported diabetes) showed that the risk of onset of heart disease was 65% higher among those born during high-exposure periods compared...
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Demography (1973) 10 (4): 495–506.
Published: 01 November 1973
... definition is its focus on females. While the reasons of conven- ience and economy behind this decision are understandable, the goal of the in- quiry is in fact the analysis of fertility, and that does encompass male as well as female exposure to risk, male as well as female fecundity and fertility regula...
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Demography (1992) 29 (3): 409–429.
Published: 01 August 1992
... that the risk of premarital teen pregnancy is nearly four times as high for those who have used illicit drugs other than marijuana as for those with no history of any prior substance involvement. Furthermore, illicit drug use increases the likelihood of an abortion by a factor of 5. Policy implications...
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Demography (2020) 57 (6): 2003–2034.
Published: 08 September 2020
... not imply an increasing devotion toward staying together in the future or an increasing commitment to monogamy. Each of the mechanisms that we posit—for example, tolerance of an undesired pregnancy, perceived STI risk, desire for clandestine use, tolerance of side effects—may be affected differently...
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Demography (2018) 55 (5): 1749–1775.
Published: 14 September 2018
... demands, (2) math and verbal skill requirements, (3) people/things orientation, (4) degree of risk and competitiveness, (5) social stature, and (6) time flexibility. As outlined in the online appendix , we capture these alternative explanations with additional DOT variables, occupational mortality rates...
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Demography (2012) 49 (3): 1075–1101.
Published: 03 June 2012
... of HIV (Gausset 2001 ; Oppong and Kalipeni 2003 ), but it is largely absent from the contemporary literature. This may be due to the difficulty of reconciling claims about polygyny as a risk factor for HIV infection with data illustrating that HIV prevalence is particularly low in countries where...
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Demography (2015) 52 (3): 751–786.
Published: 12 May 2015
.... , Trinh , C. , & Reyes , B. T. ( 2009 ). How an adolescent's childbearing affects siblings' pregnancy risk: A qualitative study of Mexican American youths . Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health , 41 , 210 – 217 . 10.1363/4121009 Ebrahim , S. H. , Anderson , J. E...
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Demography (2007) 44 (3): 497–518.
Published: 01 August 2007
... serious illness during childhood significantly reduces the risk of being ADL (activities of daily living) impaired, being cognitively impaired, and self-reporting poor health by 18%–33% at the oldest-old ages. Estimates of effects for five other indicators of childhood conditions are similarly positive...
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Demography (1970) 7 (4): 459–465.
Published: 01 November 1970
... that if the loss rate is uniform, those who stop use in a given quarter are on an average exposed only half the time to the risk of pregnancy or other decrements. and Months of exposure 6 12 18 24 36 48 Canadian Family Growth Study 1967 77 65 58 53 42 32 Westoff-Ryder U. S. 1965 78 68 62 53 n.a. n.a, and "p7'l...