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Reexamining the Link of Early Childbearing to Marriage and to Subsequent Fertility

Citation

Morgan, S. Philip & Rindfuss, Ronald R. (1999). Reexamining the Link of Early Childbearing to Marriage and to Subsequent Fertility. Demography, 36(1), 59-75.

Abstract

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.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.2307/2648134

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

Demography

Author(s)

Morgan, S. Philip
Rindfuss, Ronald R.

Year Published

1999

Volume Number

36

Issue Number

1

Pages

59-75

Reference ID

1382