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The Varying Connection between Marital Status and Childbearing in the United States

Citation

Rindfuss, Ronald R. & Parnell, Allan M. (1989). The Varying Connection between Marital Status and Childbearing in the United States. Population and Development Review, 15(3), 447-70.

Abstract

MARRIAGE AND FERTILITY ARE INTRICATELY INTERTWINED-normatively, theoretically, and empirically. Normative expectations about marriage and child-bearing have shaped theoretical and empirical assumptions regarding the relationship between these two processes central to family formation. Perhaps the most obvious example of this has been the traditional tendency to design fertility studies based on universes of married women.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.2307/1972442

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

Population and Development Review

Author(s)

Rindfuss, Ronald R.
Parnell, Allan M.

Year Published

1989

Volume Number

15

Issue Number

3

Pages

447-70

Reference ID

778