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ERIC Number: ED151079
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Trends in Childspacing: June 1975. Current Population Reports: Population Characteristics.
Moore, Maurice J.; And Others
This report, largely statistical tables, presents data from the June 1975 Current Population Survey, on the timing and spacing of childbearing and discusses how such data is related to annual measures of fertility. By categorizing women according to their year of birth (birth cohort) or period of first marriage (marriage cohort), in addition to various social and economic characteristics (race, family income and educational level), differences are shown in the tempo of childbearing in various time periods over the 20th century and for women of differing characteristics. Data analyzed by birth cohort examined: teenage marriage and fertility; age at completion of childbearing; interbirth intervals for last and next-to-last child; and differences by level of educational attainment. Data analyzed by marriage cohort examined: recent patterns in interval between first marriage and first birth; racial differences in child-spacing; and spacing of first births related to age at first marriage. A third method of analyzing birth histories, also presented here, is according to the calendar period in which they occurred (birth cohorts of the children). Certain statistical biases of the Current Population Survey data are discussed, particularly in relation to the omission of data on births to single women. (BF)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Age, Birth Order, Birth Rate, Black Population Trends, Census Figures, Cohort Analysis, Demography, Educational Background, Family Income, Family Planning, Family Structure, Marriage, Mothers, Population Trends, Racial Differences, Statistical Surveys, Tables (Data)
Superintendent of Documents, U. S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D. C. 20402 (Current Population Reports, Series P-20, No. 315, $3.00)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Child Health and Human Development (NIH), Bethesda, MD.
Authoring Institution: Bureau of the Census (DOC), Suitland, MD. Population Div.