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Sons, Daughters, and the Risk of Marital Disruption
The association between the sex of children and their parents' risk of marital disruption is examined using the June 1980 Current Population Survey. The finding is that sons reduce the risk ofExpand
The Changing Institutional Context of Low Fertility
Using data for 1960–97 for 22 low fertility countries, we document a dramatic change in the association of fertility levels to women's levels of labor force participation. Until the 1980s, thisExpand
Adolescent Mothers in Later Life
This study explains differences in the life courses of teenage mothers and studies the lives of their adolescent children. Data come from a longitudinal study of about 300 Baltimore women and theirExpand
Muslim and Non-Muslim Differences in Female Autonomy and Fertility: Evidence from Four Asian Countries
On the basis of research on paired Muslim and non-Muslim communities selected in India, Malaysia, Thailand, and the Philippines, the authors test the hypothesis that greater observed MuslimExpand
China's Below-Replacement Fertility: Recent Trends and Future Prospects.
Between 1970 and 1990, China experiencoed a rapid and sharp fertility decline-from total fertility rates of approximately six births to two. The degree to which Chinese fertility has continued toExpand
Missing the Target? Correspondence of Fertility Intentions and Behavior in the U.S.
Building on a framework suggested by Bongaarts (2001)and using data from the 1979 National LongitudinalSurvey of Youth, we describe the correspondencebetween intended family size and observedExpand
Marriage Dissolution in Australia: Models and Explanations
Interest in rising rates of marriage dissolution has been accompanied by curiosity concerning structural as well as temporal predictors of dissolution. Many factors may play a part: characteristicsExpand
The Correspondence Between Fertility Intentions and Behavior in the United States.
Using data from the 1979 National Longitudinal Survey of Youth, we describe the correspondence between intended family size and observed fertility for US men and women in the 1957-64 birth cohorts.Expand
Intended and Ideal Family Size in the United States, 1970-2002.
Cross-nationally, observed fertility is well below mean levels of reported ideal family size and also usually well below survey respondents' fertility desires and intentions. The United States is anExpand
For much of the twentieth century, parents in the United States with two children of the same sex were more likely to have a third child than were parents with one son and one daughter, that is,Expand