Birth intervals and women's economic activity

Ní Bhrolcháin, Máire (1985) Birth intervals and women's economic activity. Journal of Biosocial Science, 17, (1), 31-46. (doi:10.1017/S0021932000015455). (PMID:3972855).


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Some hypotheses regarding birth spacing and women's work are outlined. Using British census and survey data it is shown that average second and third birth intervals were shorter in marriages taking place in the 10 years following the Second World War as compared with marriages in the period 1900–29; the intervals increased again, measured on a period basis, in the 1970s. Birth intervals for women married during the 10 years after the war were shorter among those economically active at the 1971 census than among the inactive. Some problems of method are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1017/S0021932000015455
ISSNs: 0021-9320 (print)
1469-7599 (electronic)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
R Medicine > RG Gynecology and obstetrics
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Social Sciences > Social Statistics
ePrint ID: 193995
Accepted Date and Publication Date:
January 1985Published
Date Deposited: 22 Jul 2011 11:01
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 13:43

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