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Single Mothers, Single Fathers: Gender Differences in Fertility after a Nonmarital Birth.
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PMID:  21691447     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Research on nonmarital fertility has focused almost exclusively on unmarried mothers, due in part to a lack of fertility information for men. Cycle 6 of the National Survey of Family Growth allows exploration of nonmarital fertility for both genders. We compare the characteristics of unmarried first-time mothers (n = 2,455) and fathers (n = 797), use event history techniques to model second birth hazards, and examine the distribution of men's and women's second births across types of relationships. Our analysis is motivated by questions about how selection into nonmarital fertility relates to subsequent fertility behavior and by theories of mate selection and the "relationship" market. We find that unmarried mothers are more likely to have a second birth than unmarried fathers, driven largely by a higher hazard of having a noncoresidential second birth.
Authors:
Karen Benjamin Guzzo; Sarah R Hayford
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of family issues     Volume:  31     ISSN:  0192-513X     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2010 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-6-21     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8005417     Medline TA:  J Fam Issues     Country:  -    
Other Details:
Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  906-933     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Anthropology and Sociology, Kutztown University, P.O. Box 730, Kutztown, PA 19530.
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F32 HD050032-02//NICHD NIH HHS

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