The end of “Catholic” fertility

@article{Westoff1979TheEO,
  title={The end of “Catholic” fertility},
  author={Charles F. Westoff and Elise F. Jones},
  journal={Demography},
  year={1979},
  volume={16},
  pages={209-217}
}
Catholic and non-Catholic fertility during the post-World War II period are compared in this paper. Evidence accumulated across five sample surveys of fertility in the United States, which were conducted at five-year intervals from 1955 through 1975, forms the basis for the analysis; both cohort and period measures are employed. Starting from a situation where Catholic fertility was very little higher than that of non-Catholics, it is shown that the differential increased markedly during the… CONTINUE READING

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