How does childbearing affect fertility motivations and desires?

  title={How does childbearing affect fertility motivations and desires?},
  author={Warren Bailley Miller and David J Pasta},
  journal={Social biology},
  volume={42 3-4},
In this study we assume that fertility decisions are made one birth at a time and use longitudinal data collected from 401 married couples over a two-year period to explore how having a child affects two types of fertility motivation and three types of fertility desires. Using a series of five constrained multiple regression analyses, we tested the effects of two childbearing variables on these five types of motivation and desires in the context of a large set of control variables also… CONTINUE READING