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Cross-national patterns of intergenerational continuities in childbearing in developed countries

Murphy, Michael (2013) Cross-national patterns of intergenerational continuities in childbearing in developed countries. Biodemography and Social Biology, 59 (2). pp. 101-126. ISSN 1948-5565

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Abstract

Earlier work has shown that the association between the fertility of parents and the fertility of children has become stronger over time in some societies. This article updates and broadens the geographic coverage to assess the magnitude of intergenerational continuities in childbearing in developed and middle-income societies using data for 46 populations from 28 developed countries drawn from a number of recent large-scale survey programs. Robust positive intergenerational fertility correlations are found across these countries into the most recent period, and although there is no indication that the strength of the relationship is declining, the increasing trend does not appear to be continuing.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/hsbi20
Additional Information: © 2013 The Author
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Sets: Departments > Social Policy
Research centres and groups > LSE Health
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Funders: University of Toronto United Nations Society (UNSOC), Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Data Archive for access to the Economic and Social Research
Date Deposited: 21 Nov 2013 15:04
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/54523/

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