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Demography (2016) 53 (3): 805–834.
Published: 05 May 2016
... report, the resulting children’s health—including their vital status—may influence their mothers’ responses. We hypothesize that women are less likely to report that deceased children were from unintended pregnancies, which may explain why some cross-sectional studies have shown that children from...
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Demography (2020) 57 (6): 2057–2084.
Published: 30 November 2020
...Elly Field Abstract Decades of research have attempted to understand the paradox of stubbornly high unintended pregnancy rates despite widespread use of contraception. Much of this research has focused on socioeconomic disparities in rates of unintended pregnancy, finding that economically...
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Demography (2020) 57 (5): 1727–1751.
Published: 31 August 2020
... Hispanics with White partners are a more assimilated group than Hispanics in same-race unions. Results for pregnancy intentions deviated from these patterns. Women in White-Black cohabitations were less likely than Black women in same-race cohabitations to have an unintended pregnancy, suggesting that White...
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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 (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 (2000) 37 (1): 83–94.
Published: 01 February 2000
...Theodore J. Joyce; Robert Kaestner; Sanders Korenman Abstract In this paper, we use data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth to investigate the empirical link between unintended pregnancy and child health and development. An important contribution of our study is the use of information...
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Demography (2016) 53 (5): 1399–1428.
Published: 13 September 2016
... spanning 2.5 years. We investigate hypotheses about dynamic processes in these behaviors during early adulthood in order to shed light on persisting racial differences in rates of unintended pregnancies in the United States. We find that net of other sociodemographic characteristics and adolescent...
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Demography 9386084.
Published: 12 July 2021
... prevalence. Research on LARCs has analyzed their use to reduce unintended pregnancies but not their use to enable intended pregnancies. Knowledge of both is necessary to understand LARCs’ potential impacts on the reproductive life courses of U.S. women. We combine data from two nationally representative...
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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 (2021) 58 (1): 273–294.
Published: 01 February 2021
... technology ( 20th revised ed., pp. 19 – 47 ). New York, NY : Ardent Media . Trussell J. , Raymond E. G. , & Cleland K. ( 2014 ). Emergency contraception: A last chance to prevent unintended pregnancy . Contemporary Readings in Law and Social Justice , 6 ( 2 ), 7 – 38...
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Demography (2008) 45 (1): 157–171.
Published: 01 February 2008
... specified states. Applying these methods to contraceptive use, we find high levels of switching back and forth, particularly between barrier methods and non-use, resulting in high rates of unintended pregnancy. 13 1 2011 © Population Association of America 2008 2008 Life Table Unintended...
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Demography (2002) 39 (1): 199–213.
Published: 01 February 2002
... 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 to...
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Demography (2015) 52 (1): 83–111.
Published: 09 January 2015
... unintended pregnancies: Distinct categories or opposite ends of a continuum? . Family Planning Perspectives , 31 , 251 – 252 . 10.2307/2991577 Barrett , G. , & Wellings , K. ( 2002 ). What is a “planned” pregnancy? Empirical data from a British study . Social Science and Medicine...
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Demography (2013) 50 (5): 1739–1764.
Published: 03 May 2013
... . Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada , 31 , 1149 – 1158 . Pregnancy termination Abortion Unintended pregnancy Family planning services Sex preference Worldwide, about 42 million pregnancies are terminated each year. Many of these terminations are unsafe and result in maternal...
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Demography (2021) 58 (2): 603–630.
Published: 01 April 2021
... pregnancy than White women (46% vs. 32%, respectively). However, the women who ever had any desire for pregnancy did not differ in terms of the strength or consistency of their desire. 1 The most commonly used measures of “unintended” childbearing (in the National Survey of Family Growth) ask...
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Demography (1987) 24 (3): 407–412.
Published: 01 August 1987
... conceal or deny the fact of an unintended pregnancy. Some may decide that initiating prenatal care or adopting major changes in life style, for example, giving up smoking, is of low priority or an unrealistic expectation. Others may be relatively unconcerned about the health of the fetus. By contrast, it...
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Demography (2011) 48 (4): 1493–1516.
Published: 13 August 2011
... of these measures of unintendedness has generally been shown to be high (Bachrach and Newcomer 1999 ; Joyce et al. 2000 ). Measuring unintended pregnancy is more difficult. Many unintended pregnancies end in abortion, and abortion is known to be underreported in U.S. surveys (Jones and Kost 2006...
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Demography (2019) 56 (1): 201–228.
Published: 06 December 2018
... know? And what do we do with that information? Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology , 27 , 309 – 319 . 10.1016/j.jpag.2013.12.001 . Aiken , A. R. , & Trussell , J. ( 2017 ). Anticipated emotions about unintended pregnancy in relationship context: Are Latinas really...
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Demography (2011) 48 (1): 101–125.
Published: 19 February 2011
...’ childbearing decisions on children’s self-esteem . Demography , 35 , 435 – 444 . 10.2307/3004012 Bachrach C. A. , & Newcomer S. ( 1999 ). Intended pregnancies and unintended pregnancies: distinct categories or opposite ends of a continuum? . Family Planning Perspectives , 31 , 251...
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Demography (2004) 41 (3): 509–528.
Published: 01 August 2004
.... Helping families Pregnancy-Related Dropouts and Gender Inequality 511 avoid unintended births directly improves maternal health, child health, and child school- ing (Alan Guttmacher Institute 2002; Cassen 1994; Montgomery and Lloyd 1999). It fur- ther reduces population growth, which can generate...