ERIC Number: ED107574
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Dec
Modernism: The Extensiveness of Women's Roles and Attitudes. World Fertility Survey Occasional Papers, No. 14.
This research report examines the components of modernity that deal with women's roles and values and their impact on fertility rates. The life style identified as modern is clearly multidimensional, yet three items -- power, segregation, and containment -- are chosen to study the fertility rates. The hypothesis is that in a family in which the husband makes the decisions (power), in which the wife's attitudes reflect perceptions of a highly differentiated set of sex roles (segregation), and in which the husband restricts the wife's activities (containment), then there will be high fertility due to the limited number of alternatives to the mother role. Data were collected in Ankara, Turkey in 1966 and Mexico City in 1971 by a 300 item questionnaire. The results support the hypothesis. Included in the study are tables indicating frequency distributions for individual questions, and the relationship between cultural background, modernism concepts, and fertility. (Author/DE)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: World Fertility Survey, London (England).; International Statistical Inst., Voorburg (Netherlands).
Identifiers - Location: Mexico; Mexico (Mexico City); Turkey; Turkey (Ankara)