Family influences on family size preferences

  title={Family influences on family size preferences},
  author={William G. Axinn and Marin E. Clarkberg and Arland D. Thornton},
Several studies have demonstrated important effects of parents’ childbearing behavior on their children’s childbearing preferences and behavior. The study described here advances our understanding of these family influences by expanding the theoretical model to include parental preferences, siblings’ behavior, and changes in children’s preferences through early adulthood. Using intergenerational panel data from mothers and their children, we test the effects of both mothers’ preferences for… 

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