The intergenerational transmission of fertility in contemporary Denmark: The effects of number of siblings (full and half), birth order, and whether male or female

@article{Murphy2002TheIT,
  title={The intergenerational transmission of fertility in contemporary Denmark: The effects of number of siblings (full and half), birth order, and whether male or female},
  author={M. Murphy and L. B. Knudsen},
  journal={Population Studies},
  year={2002},
  volume={56},
  pages={235 - 248}
}
  • M. Murphy, L. B. Knudsen
  • Published 2002
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • Population Studies
  • Using the Danish Fertility Database, we investigate intergenerational fertility transmission, including the relationship between the number of children born to those aged 25 and 26 years in 1994 and the number of their full sibs and half-sibs. We find that the fertility behaviour of parents and their children is positively correlated, and that half-sibs and full sibs have broadly similar effects. We do not find, in this complete national population, the strong birth order effects reported in… CONTINUE READING
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