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ERIC Number: ED251192
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Feb
Childspacing among Birth Cohorts of American Women: 1905 to 1959.
Current Population Reports, Series P-20 n385 Feb 1984
Based on marriage and fertility histories obtained in the June 1980 Current Population Survey (CPS), this report presents a detailed fertility history for women born since 1905. By categorizing these women according to the period of their birth, their marriage, or their child's birth, it is possible to examine the timing patterns of childbearing for women in various time periods. The analysis includes information on (1) cohort fertility; (2) out-of-wedlock childbearing; (3) childspacing and delayed childbirth (including information on educational differences); (4) reliability of the CPS data; and (5) related reports and a public use file published by the Bureau of the Census. The text of the analysis includes 6 charts and 6 tables; in addition, 11 detailed tables provide statistics on White, Black, and Hispanic women. Appendices include definitions and explanations of terms and the CPS June 1980 Supplemental Questionnaire on this topic. (CB)
Descriptors: Adults, Age Differences, Birth Rate, Blacks, Census Figures, Cohort Analysis, Females, Hispanic Americans, Marriage, Population Trends, Tables (Data), Unwed Mothers, Whites, Womens History
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402 (Stock No. 003-001-90784-4, $4.75).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Collected Works - Serials
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.
Identifiers - Location: United States