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ERIC Number: ED103159
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Feb
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
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Historical Changes in Marriage and Procreation Aspirations and Expectations of South Carolina High School Students, 1967-1973.
Boyd, Virlyn A.; Pettigrew, Nancy
Changes in marriage and procreation aspirations of South Carolina high school students between 1966 and 1973 are examined. Data were collected as part of a regional project in several Southern states. During the 1966-67 school year, all 10th grade students were interviewed in 42 randomly-selected high schools stratified by students' racial category and size of the 10th grade in 1965-66. Group interviews were used with procedures varying according to physical facilities of the schools involved and the administrators' decisions. In 1972-73, 16 schools were selected from the original sample which would best represent the original sample. There were 5,396 questionnaires returned in 1966-67 and 3,122 in 1972-73. Among the findings were: (1) the proportion giving a high ranking to getting married and raising a family increased for black and white males and black females but decreased from 34.1 percent to 30 percent for white females; (2) the average number of children wanted decreased from 1967 to 1973 for both racial groups and sexes; (3) there was a marked increase in the percentage of sophomores indicating that they expected to have no children; and (4) there was a decrease in the percentage of all race and sex groups except black males indicating that they expected to have three or more children. (NQ)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: South Carolina