Multivariate Cholesky models of human female fertility patterns in the NLSY.

  title={Multivariate Cholesky models of human female fertility patterns in the NLSY.},
  author={J. L. Rodgers and David E. Bard and Warren Bailley Miller},
  journal={Behavior genetics},
  volume={37 2},
Substantial evidence now exists that variables measuring or correlated with human fertility outcomes have a heritable component. In this study, we define a series of age-sequenced fertility variables, and fit multivariate models to account for underlying shared genetic and environmental sources of variance. We make predictions based on a theory developed by Udry [(1996) Biosocial models of low-fertility societies. In: Casterline, JB, Lee RD, Foote KA (eds) Fertility in the United States: new… CONTINUE READING

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