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Armor, David J. – American Psychologist, 2001
Critiques research by Rodgers, et al. (June 2000) on the impact of family size on intelligence, explaining that it applied very simple analytic techniques to a very complex question, leading to unwarranted conclusions about family size and intelligence. Loss of cases, omission of an important ability test, and failure to apply multivariate…
Descriptors: Family Environment, Family Size, Intelligence Quotient, Intelligence Tests
Depaulo, Bella; Moran, Rachel F.; Trimberger, E. Kay – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2007
Over past decades, the demographics of the United States have changed markedly. The proportions of married and single people are changing; so too are the nature and functions of marriage and the family. However, people who are single, and perspectives not based on conventional marriage, remain underrepresented or misrepresented in scholarship and…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Ethnic Studies, Family Size, Global Approach
Smith, James P.; Ward, Michael P. – 1979
The influence of childbearing on a family's ability to accumulate assets is examined in this paper. The first section presents a theoretical framework for analyzing the evolving life-time process of asset accumulation. This model highlights the principal factors that determine life cycle paths of consumption, income, savings, and the time…
Descriptors: Consumer Economics, Economic Research, Economics, Family Characteristics
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Bauer, Karen L. – PTA Today, 1992
Examines the effect of birth order on child development, noting that spacing of children, gender, family size, and family configuration all play a role in determining what effect birth order will have. The article looks at various traits of firstborn, middle, lastborn, and only children. (SM)
Descriptors: Birth Order, Child Development, Children, Family Environment
Mirabelli, Alan – 1989
This presentation reviews the characteristics of the Canadian family at present. Discussion focuses on divorce, family structure, reproductive technology, fertility, family size, family mobility, family support, government role, women's participation in the labor force, daily family routines, television viewing, work and the family, the need for…
Descriptors: Birth Rate, Day Care, Divorce, Early Childhood Education
Bagozzi, Richard P.; Van Loo, M. Frances – 1978
The paper describes a research project to determine fertility-related family decision making processes. Fertility-related decisions are interpreted as all ultimate choices made by spouses concerning the number and spacing of children they will have. Specifically, the research investigated how factors such as the desire for more or less egalitarian…
Descriptors: Behavioral Science Research, Birth Rate, Contraception, Cooperation
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McTeer, Maureen A. – Canadian Home Economics Journal, 1995
Technology affects family life, size, structure, and relationships and blurs distinctions between home and work. It is imperative to keep sight of human values and a human agenda and to insist that technology serve people, not drive policy. (SK)
Descriptors: Family Life, Family Structure, Family Work Relationship, Futures (of Society)
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Pretti-Frontczak, Kristie – Young Exceptional Children, 2014
The author of this article asks: What is readiness for kindergarten? How do we know when a child is ready? Unfortunately, as with many topics in education reform and improvement, policy makers ignore the complex questions about readiness and instead focus narrowly on select variables. The focus for kindergarten readiness is on select literacy and…
Descriptors: School Readiness, Preschool Children, Kindergarten, Family Involvement
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Arnold, Fred; And Others – Educational Horizons, 1981
The authors cite some motivations for parenthood and preferences for family size which are operative in various world cultures. They suggest that social policies designed to limit population growth must account for these cultural norms. Condensed and reprinted from "East-West Perspectives," Winter 1979-80, pp21-25. (SJL)
Descriptors: Birth Rate, Child Role, Children, Cultural Differences
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Ornstein, Allan C.; Levine, Daniel U. – Educational Forum, 1982
Discusses various factors which affect sexual identity in boys and girls: orientation of curriculum and classroom activities; presence of competitive sports; and sex-role stereotypes in textbooks. Also discusses how societal changes, such as employment and educational attainment of women and decreased family size, are affecting former sex roles.…
Descriptors: Athletics, Birth Rate, Class Activities, Curriculum
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Hoffman, Richard – Liberal Education, 1980
Enrollment projections for liberal arts colleges based only on demographic information are described as not useful tools for institutional planning. Attention must be paid to family size and income, financial aid policies, and quality of programs. The nature of higher education enrollments in 1964 and 1977 are discussed. (Author/MLW)
Descriptors: College Planning, College Role, Declining Enrollment, Demography
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Spain, Daphne – Urban Affairs Quarterly, 1987
Discusses three articles which document the interaction of physical and social components that stratify cities by race and cites differences in family size, work time, and expectations from a move that affect differences in perceptions and behavior between black suburbanites and white gentrifiers. (Author/LHW)
Descriptors: Blacks, Community Involvement, Housing, Housing Deficiencies
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Peng, Xizhe – Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 2013
One of the major concerns about the one-child policy is its negative impact on the current and future labor force in China. People have talked about the Lewis Turning Point and the end of demographic dividends. Some of these arguments, however, can be misleading. The working-age population (ages 15 to 59) can be treated as the potential labor…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Policy, Family Planning, Labor Supply
Camp, Sharon L., Ed.; And Others – 1982
The nine brief articles composing this report focus on several aspects of overpopulation and related problems. The first article discusses needs of third-world children in the last quarter of the twentieth century. The second discusses the importance of "childspacing," major health risks of excessive births, breastfeeding for birth…
Descriptors: Birth Rate, Child Development, Child Welfare, Cost Effectiveness
Abegaz, Berhanu, Ed. – Studies in Third World Societies, 1986
The four papers in this volume discuss various facets of the poverty-demography interaction: the rationale for the desired family size of the poor, the problems of attaining such size, the effect of family size/structure on household economy, and the future well-being of the children of the poor. "Mass Poverty, Demography, and Development…
Descriptors: Children, Demography, Developing Nations, Development
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