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Differences in intergenerational fertility associations by sex and race in Saba, Dutch Caribbean, 1876–2004

Jennings, Julia A. and Leslie, Paul W. (2013) Differences in intergenerational fertility associations by sex and race in Saba, Dutch Caribbean, 1876–2004. History of the Family, 18 (2). pp. 135-153. ISSN 1081-602X. doi:10.1080/1081602X.2012.731016. https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20131111-141029160

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Abstract

This study examines the intergenerational transmission of fertility behavior in Saba, Dutch Caribbean from 1876 to 2004 using reconstituted genealogies. Pearson product-moment correlation coefficients of several fertility measures and event-history models of age at first birth are used to explore relationships between the fertility of mothers and their children. The strength of intergenerational fertility ties varies by race and gender. Individuals that are better positioned to realize their fertility preferences have the strongest intergenerational associations, while individuals with the most limited reproductive options have the weakest intergenerational associations. This evidence supports hypotheses that posit the intergenerational transmission of attitudes, goals, and behaviors and the ability to act on those preferences as drivers of the presence or magnitude of links between the fertility of parents and their children.


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Additional Information:© 2013 Taylor & Francis. Received: 6 Jun 2012; Accepted: 5 Sep 2012; Published online: 13 Nov 2012. This research was supported by grant 5 R24 HD050924, Carolina Population Center, and grant 5 T32 HD007168, Population Research Training, awarded to the Carolina Population Center at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD).
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National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)5 T32 HD007168
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)5 R24 HD050924
Subject Keywords:intergenerational fertility; Saba; Caribbean; event-history models; fertility preferences
Issue or Number:2
DOI:10.1080/1081602X.2012.731016
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Official Citation:Differences in intergenerational fertility associations by sex and race in Saba, Dutch Caribbean, 1876–2004 Julia A. Jennings, Paul W. Leslie The History of the Family Vol. 18, Iss. 2, 2013
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