Descriptive Finding Premarital conceptions , postconception ( “ shotgun ” ) marriages , and premarital first births : Education gradients in U . S . cohorts of white and black women born 1925-1959

@inproceedings{England2012DescriptiveFP,
  title={Descriptive Finding Premarital conceptions , postconception ( “ shotgun ” ) marriages , and premarital first births : Education gradients in U . S . cohorts of white and black women born 1925-1959},
  author={Paula England and Emily Fitzgibbons Shafer and Lawrence Wu},
  year={2012}
}
BACKGROUND In the U.S. today, premarital first births occur disproportionately to women with low education and income. We lack studies of whether this education gradient was present in cohorts born earlier. OBJECTIVE We examine education differences in the proportion of U.S. white and black women who: (a) experienced a premarital conception taken to term resulting in a first birth, and (b) had a premarital first birth by age 35. Among those experiencing a premarital conception, we examine the… CONTINUE READING

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