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Blake, Judith – BioScience, 1971
Discusses why zero population growth in the United States will not be achieved by merely eliminating unwanted births or providing reliable contraception techniques. Suggests an explicit population policy to influence desired family size by decreasing institutional rewards for parenthood. (AL)
Descriptors: Contraception, Demography, Environmental Influences, Family Planning
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Blake, Judith – Journal of Marriage and the Family, 1979
Studies attitudes toward childlessness using questions commissioned on a Gallup survey of voting-age adults in 1977. They regard offspring as socially instrumental. Nonparenthood is a disadvantaged status. Men regard childlessness as disadvantageous significantly more often than women. Less advantaged groups regard reproduction as a social…
Descriptors: Birth Rate, Children, Family (Sociological Unit), Family Attitudes
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Blake, Judith – American Sociological Review, 1985
Analyzes data from three major American data sets and reports that the effect of father's education on son's education varies considerably with size of family. Concludes that the American educational system has been more open for boys coming from small families than for those from large families. (KH)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Background, Educational Mobility, Educational Status Comparison
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Blake, Judith – Science, 1989
Reports family background continues to be closely related to educational attainment. Suggests that because there is a strong negative relation between the number of siblings and scores on tests measuring verbal ability, recent reductions in sibling number would be expected to contribute to enhanced verbal ability and increasing years of schooling.…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Dropouts, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education
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Blake, Judith; And Others – Journal of Marriage and the Family, 1991
Conducted secondary analysis of existing data from two major national surveys of adults to examine whether number of siblings is related to sociability among men and women. The findings do not suggest a relationship between sibling number and being affiliative as an adult. (Author/NB)
Descriptors: Family Size, Interpersonal Competence, Siblings