ERIC Number: ED111737
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Recent Trends in Fertility Differentials Among Educational Groups. Discussion Papers No. 263-75.
Rindfuss, Ronald R.
Using data from the 1960 and 1970 United States Censuses, annual estimates of age-specific fertility rates by educational attainment of women for the period 1945 through 1969 are analyzed. These estimates allow annual examination of the extent to which various educational subgroups have participated in recent fertility trends. The sample population was divided into five age groups from 15 to 44 years and five educational levels from junior high through college. The single pervasive finding is that fertility increased during the 1950's and decreased in the 1960's for virtually every group examined. The increase in fertility during the 1950's was greater among younger women and among better educated women; and the decline in fertility during the 1960's was largest among women who attended but did not complete high school or college. With few exceptions, the pattern of fertility rise and decline over the two decades was similar for black and white women of comparable educational attainment. (Author/DE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Child Health and Human Development (NIH), Bethesda, MD.; Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, DC.; National Institutes of Health (DHEW), Bethesda, MD.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Inst. for Research on Poverty.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America (Seattle, Washington, April 1975)