ERIC Number: ED067212
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Publication Date: 1972
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Differential Fertility in a Metropolitan Society. Rural Sociological Society Monograph Number 1, 1972.
Rice, Rodger R.; Beegle, J. Allen
Information presented in this monograph is an extension and reanalysis of data forming a part of the 1960 census monograph, "The People of Rural America." The main purpose of the monograph is the analysis of the variation in rural and urban fertility levels in the United States. Major questions upon which the study is focused include: (1) What is the magnitude and trend of the urban-rural fertility differential, and (2) How are intercommunity differences in urban fertility levels to be explained? Findings based on the data analysis are that there is a need for new approaches to the study of differential fertility; that a distributive approach, operationalized in the form of multiple regression analysis, is valuable for studies of this type; and that substitution of metropolitan dominance theory for urban dominance theory in differential fertility analysis produces new questions and problems and produces new dimensions for further research. (PS)
Descriptors: Community Attitudes, Demography, Family Planning, Marital Status, Metropolitan Areas, Population Trends, Rural Urban Differences, Social Influences, Socioeconomic Status, Urban Population
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Authoring Institution: West Virginia Univ., Morgantown.