ERIC Number: ED101881
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Marital and Procreative Projections of Rural Louisiana Youth: A Historical Comparison.
Smith, Kevin B.; Ohlendorf, George W.
Changes in marital and procreative projections among rural Louisiana high school youth between 1968 and 1972 were examined. In 1968 a proportionate, stratified, random cluster sampling technique was employed to secure data on seniors from 13 white and 7 black high schools. In 1972 public school integration and the establishment of private schools prevented historical comparison of the same schools, but insofar as was possible an attempt was made to involve the specific respondents who would have been 1972 seniors in the 20 schools from 1968, corresponding to the racial grouping of the 1968 sample. In both instances an 18 page version of the 1968 S-61 Southern Youth Study questionnaire was group administered with the exception of one school in the 1972 sample (544 questionnaires were completed in 1968 and 453 in 1972). Data measuring change were analyzed by sex, race, and residence relative to the following items: (1) Desired Age at Marriage; (2) Number of Children Desired; (3) Number of Children Expected; (4) Desire for Wife Working After Marriage; (5) Expectation for Wife Working After Marriage; and (6) Importance of Family and Marriage. Tabular data constitutes the major portion of this paper, while a brief narrative describes the research procedure. (JC)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Cooperative State Research Service (USDA), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Louisiana State Univ., Baton Rouge. Agricultural Experiment Station.
Identifiers - Location: Louisiana