Changes in childlessness in the United States: A demographic path analysis.

@article{Jong1977ChangesIC,
  title={Changes in childlessness in the United States: A demographic path analysis.},
  author={Gerdien de Jong and Ralph R. Sell},
  journal={Population studies},
  year={1977},
  volume={31 1},
  pages={129-41}
}
Summary This paper describes changes in the incidence of marital childlessness among United States women since 1940 and tests a model to explain recent observed trends toward increasing childlessness. Based on U.S. Bureau of the Census sources, data are presented that indicate a substantial increase in childlessness for married women under 30 years of age since 1960. A path model is developed based on previous research on childlessness, in an attempt to explain this change. The model is… CONTINUE READING