Family limitation among the Old Order Amish.

  title={Family limitation among the Old Order Amish.},
  author={Gerald E. Markle and S Pasco},
  journal={Population studies},
  volume={31 2},
Summary This paper shows that the Indiana Amish, a high-fertility Anabaptist population, regulate their marital fertility according to their family finances. We linked demographic data from the Indiana Amish Directory with personal property tax records at 5, 15 and 25 years after marriage and found fertility differences by occupation and wealth. Correlations between family size and wealth at the beginning, middle and end of childbearing years were positive. Wealthier women exhibited higher… CONTINUE READING

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