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Reexamining the link of early childbearing to marriage and to subsequent fertility.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10036593     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Using data from the 1980, 1985, and 1990 Current Population Surveys, we show that the link between early fertility and nonmarital births has become stronger. Women who give birth earlier are increasingly likely to be unmarried. In contrast, we find a weaker association between first births at young (versus older) ages and (1) a rapid pace of subsequent childbearing and (2) higher completed fertility. We discuss possible causes and consequences of these changes.
Authors:
S P Morgan; R R Rindfuss
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Demography     Volume:  36     ISSN:  0070-3370     ISO Abbreviation:  Demography     Publication Date:  1999 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-04-23     Completed Date:  1999-04-23     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0226703     Medline TA:  Demography     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  59-75     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Duke University, Department of Sociology, Durham, NC 27708-0088, USA. pmorgan@soc.duke.edu
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Adult
African Americans / statistics & numerical data
Cohort Studies
Data Collection
European Continental Ancestry Group / statistics & numerical data
Female
Fertility*
Humans
Linear Models
Marriage / statistics & numerical data*,  trends
Maternal Age*
Multivariate Analysis
Parity
Single Parent / statistics & numerical data*
United States
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
R01-HD-29582/HD/NICHD NIH HHS

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