Fertility preferences : what measuring second choices teaches us

  title={Fertility preferences : what measuring second choices teaches us},
  author={Saskia Hin and Anne Gauthier and Joshua Goldstein and Christoph B{\"u}hler},
This article aims to strengthen the research methodology for studies of fertility preferences. Knowledge of personal fertility ideals is important both for demographers and policy makers, but the measurement techniques currently employed are not very refined. We suggest that the information provided by asking people about their personal ideal number of offspring can be improved in quality when asking them to also consider alternative preferences. The results of a survey conducted in the… CONTINUE READING

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