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Demography (2022) 59 (2): 563–585.
Published: 01 April 2022
... increase women's unintended fertility through psychological, relational, and behavioral mechanisms. This study examines the relationships between network mortality exposure and women's hazard of pregnancy, and of unintended pregnancy specifically. We analyze two years (2009–2011) of closely spaced panel...
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Demography (2011) 48 (4): 1493–1516.
Published: 13 August 2011
... on unintendedness, including this analysis, focuses on births instead of pregnancies. The underreporting of abortion makes it impossible to pinpoint the effects of abortion access or attitudes on unintended fertility, and analyses conflate the factors leading to unintended conception and those associated...
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Demography (2019) 56 (1): 201–228.
Published: 06 December 2018
...Karen Benjamin Guzzo; Sarah R. Hayford; Vanessa Wanner Lang; Hsueh-Sheng Wu; Jennifer Barber; Yasamin Kusunoki Abstract Measures of attitudes and knowledge predict reproductive behavior, such as unintended fertility among adolescents and young adults. However, there is little consensus...
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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 (2002) 39 (1): 199–213.
Published: 01 February 2002
... of unintended fertility. Comparisons are made between pregnancy intentions ascertained during pregnancy and after birth using data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth. To address the bias caused by selective recognition or acknowledgment of pregnancy, we used the longitudinal feature of the data...
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Demography (2017) 54 (1): 45–70.
Published: 11 January 2017
... the same individual-level parity. To the extent that stepfamilies are more likely to have disagreement about the intendedness of shared births, then unintendedness is conservatively estimated for stepfamilies. As is the case for most research on unintended fertility, the analyses use retrospective...
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Demography (1978) 15 (4): 433–458.
Published: 01 November 1978
... (three ends, three means, and three conditions) and of conventional reproductive output (such as the mean number of unintended births) are derived from these observations. The outputs are expressed as deterministic equations in terms of the inputs; this permits the study of the structure of fertility...
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Demography (1981) 18 (4): 487–509.
Published: 01 November 1981
... length of use to delay = YUU/CUN TN = waiting time for non-use inter- vals = YN/CN TUN = waiting time after stopping use = YUN/CUN RUU = rate of failure in use to delay = CUU/YUU RX = rate of unintended fertility = CX/YX TP = non-exposure due to each pregnancy = YP/I+CX) PS = proportion of gross...
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Demography (2021) 58 (4): 1301–1325.
Published: 01 August 2021
... for the spouse's hours and annual earnings. Some research has argued that the impact of motherhood may vary according to the number of children a respondent has had (e.g., Budig and England 2001 ; England et al. 2016 ), and women with unintended fertility typically have more children ( Musick et al. 2009...
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Demography (2017) 54 (3): 887–909.
Published: 02 May 2017
...Elizabeth J. Ela; Jamie Budnick Abstract Non-heterosexual young women have a higher rate of unintended pregnancy than their heterosexual peers, but their fertility behaviors are understudied. We use longitudinal data from the Relationship Dynamics and Social Life study to investigate mechanisms...
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Demography (2021) 58 (4): 1327–1346.
Published: 01 August 2021
... over the reproductive life course—that is, to have intended births. A related reason for attending to the impact of LARC use on intended fertility that should be of major salience to demographers is that unless reductions in unintended fertility achieved through LARC use are counterbalanced by positive...
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Demography (2009) 46 (1): 203–208.
Published: 01 February 2009
... need to explain why they retained unintended nonmarital births at older ages. I con- tend that unintended fertility is not confounding a compositional effect; unintended fertility is a compositional effect, but of a different form than assumed by GSS. The lower rows of Table 3 show the distribution...
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Demography (2012) 49 (4): 1433–1452.
Published: 04 August 2012
...Krystale E. Littlejohn Abstract The unintended pregnancy rate in the United States remains high, and there are large race and education differences in unintended pregnancy and fertility. These differences make it important to study race and education differences in contraceptive behavior. Using...
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Demography (1998) 35 (4): 435–443.
Published: 01 November 1998
.../351276 Lloyd, C.B. and M.R. Montgomery. 1996. “The Consequences of Unintended Fertility for Investments in Children: Conceptual and Methodological Issues.” Population Council Research Division Working Paper Series, No. 89. Luker , K. ( 1996 ). Dubious Conceptions: The Politics of Teenage...
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Demography (2016) 53 (3): 805–834.
Published: 05 May 2016
... of findings, given that unobserved factors are accounted for, standard errors are inflated, and unintendedness spills over to disadvantage all children (Barber and East 2011 ). However, the models also produce results in the opposite direction. The most plausible explanation for the reversal in direction...
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Demography (2023) 60 (4): 1089–1113.
Published: 01 August 2023
... is consistent with a life course perspective in which unintended fertility has a causal impact on subsequent trajectories ( Rajan et al. 2017 ). Although Rajan et al. examined how an unintended birth has a powerful influence on subsequent unintended births, our results suggest that for a subset of women...
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Published: 01 April 2022
to identify her recent mortality exposure and code the pregnancy as either intended or unintended on the basis of her expressed fertility desires. More
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Demography (2015) 52 (1): 61–82.
Published: 14 January 2015
... ). Unmet need and unintended fertility: Longitudinal evidence from Upper Egypt . International Family Planning Perspectives , 29 , 158 – 166 . 10.2307/3181044 Chalasani , S. , Casterline , J. B. , & Koenig , M. A. ( 2007 , March ). Consequences of unwanted childbearing...
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Demography (2017) 54 (4): 1451–1475.
Published: 05 July 2017
... mean prospective grandparents encourage early fertility among their teen and young adult daughters (Geronimus 2003 ), while young women’s male partners may also pressure them to have early births (Nikolajski et al. 2015 ). Although some early childbearing is intended, much of it is unintended...
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Demography (2015) 52 (6): 1893–1915.
Published: 08 October 2015
... and was affecting family life. Could such narratives and depictions have induced women to enact the fertility response that these stories purported was already occurring? Although many of the births to low-SES unmarried women are unintended by traditional demographic measures, these women and their partners...
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