Perpetual postponers? Women's, men’s and couple’s fertility intentions and subsequent fertility behaviour


Berrington, Ann (2004) Perpetual postponers? Women's, men’s and couple’s fertility intentions and subsequent fertility behaviour. Population Trends, 117, Autumn Issue, 9-19. (PMID:15521417).

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In this article data from the British Household Panel Study (BHPS) are used to analyse gender differences in fertility intentions, and the correspondence between fertility intentions and subsequent fertility behaviour. By exploiting couple-level data, we examine whether partners have confl icting preferences for future fertility. Focusing on women who remain childless in their thirties we look at socio-demographic factors related to the intention to remain childless, or to start a family later on in life. By following up women over time, the characteristics of women who go on to have a child later on in life are considered. The importance of having a partner and the fertility intention of that partner in predicting whether a birth will occur are also examined.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 0307-4463 (print)
2040-1590 (electronic)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HA Statistics
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
Q Science > QP Physiology
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Social Sciences > Social Statistics
ePrint ID: 34148
Date Deposited: 15 May 2006
Last Modified: 28 Mar 2014 15:26
Projects:
Unknown (H333250026)
Funded by: ESRC (H333250026)
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URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/34148

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