How big are educational and racial fertility differentials in the U.S.?

  title={How big are educational and racial fertility differentials in the U.S.?},
  author={Yang Yang and S. P. Morgan},
  journal={Social biology},
  volume={50 3-4},
Using pooled data from the 1980, 1985, 1990 and 1995 CPS and 1988 and 1995 NSFG surveys, we show that shifts in fertility timing have occurred disproportionately for the more educated and for whites (compared to the less educated and to African Americans). Such timing shifts imply that the underlying period quantum of fertility is considerably higher for college-educated women and for whites than suggested by the standard total fertility rate. Applying the Bongaarts-Feeney model (1998), we… CONTINUE READING
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