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Is the relationship between fertility of parents and children really weak?
  • M. Murphy
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Social biology
  • 1999
The relationship between fertility of parents and children has been designated as "weak" by most investigators. This paper reviews the evidence over the past century and argues that, even allowingExpand
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Family-Level Continuities in Childbearing in Low-Fertility Societies
A number of studies of populations in earlier generations haveshown that fertility patterns of parents and children arepositively correlated, although the relationship is frequentlydesignated asExpand
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The increase in marital status differences in mortality up to the oldest age in seven European countries, 1990–99
We investigate mortality differentials by marital status among older age groups using a database of mortality rates by marital status at ages 40 and over for seven European countries with 1 billionExpand
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The intergenerational transmission of fertility in contemporary Denmark: The effects of number of siblings (full and half), birth order, and whether male or female
Using the Danish Fertility Database, we investigate intergenerational fertility transmission, including the relationship between the number of children born to those aged 25 and 26 years in 1994 andExpand
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Reexamining the Dominance of Birth Cohort Effects on Mortality.
  • M. Murphy
  • Medicine
  • Population and development review
  • 1 June 2010
The association between birth cohort and subsequent mortality has been of interest especially following publication of studies around 1930 of cohorts born up to the latter part of the nineteenthExpand
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Cross-National Patterns of Intergenerational Continuities in Childbearing in Developed Countries
  • M. Murphy
  • Geography, Medicine
  • Biodemography and social biology
  • 3 July 2013
Earlier work has shown that the association between the fertility of parents and the fertility of children has become stronger over time in some societies. This article updates and broadens theExpand
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Pragian conodont zonal classification in Nevada, Western North America
A tripartite global zonal scale for the Pragian Stage (Devonian) was recommended by the Subcomission on Devonian Stratigraphy in 1989. Since that time, additions to the data on the two primaryExpand
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The Onset of Fertility Transition
For many years it has been known that in virtually no human population has the level of fertility ever approached the potential biological maximum. Scholars have long been aware that such factors asExpand
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Long-term effects of the demographic transition on family and kinship networks in Britain.
  • M. Murphy
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • Population and development review
  • 2011
the first demographic transition started in many western industrialized societies around the latter part of the nineteenth century with steady mortality improvement. expectation of life at birth,Expand
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Where have all the children gone? Women's reports of more childlessness at older ages than when they were younger in a large-scale continuous household survey in Britain
  • M. Murphy
  • Medicine
  • Population studies
  • 17 June 2009
Levels of childlessness reported by the same cohorts of women and surveyed by the British General Household Survey increase with age by over 50 per cent between their early 40s and their late 50s forExpand
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