National Fertility Survey Series

The National Fertility Survey Series examines marital fertility and family planning in the United States. Successor to the Growth of American Families surveys of 1955 and 1960, the National Fertility Surveys were conducted in 1965, 1970, and 1975. Women were asked questions about fertility and contraception, including contraception use and pregnancy histories, opinions on childbearing and childrearing, desire for more children, and future childbearing intentions.

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2000
Campbell, A.A.,  Mosher, W.D. . A history of the measurement of unintended pregnancies and births. Maternal and Child Health Journal . 4, (3), 163-169.
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1996
Rindfuss, Ronald R.,  Brewster, Karin L.,  Kavee, Andrew L. Women, work, and children: Behavioral and attitudinal change in the United States. Population and Development Review. 22, (3), 457-482.
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1995
Chandra, A. His or Hers: the Choice of Contraceptive Sterilization Among Married Couples in the U.S.. Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America. San Francisco.
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1993
Mosher, W.D.,  Pratt W.F. . The Demography of Infertility in the United States. Annual Progress in Reproductive Medicine. Pearl River, NY: Parthenon Pub. Group.
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1992
Althaus, F. Differences in fertility of Catholics and Protestants are related to timing and prevalence of marriage. Family Planning Perspectives. 24, (5), 234-235.
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1991
Althaus, F. U.S. religious groups vary in patterns of method use, but not in overall contraceptive prevalence. Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health. 23, (6), 288-290.
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1989
Scritchfield, Shirley A. The infertility enterprise: IVF and the technological construction of reproductive impairments. Research in the Sociology of Health Care. 8, 61-97.
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1988
Yeung, W.J. . The reciprocal effects of female labour force participation and fertility. Edmonton, Alberta, Canada: University of Alberta, Population Research Laboratory.
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1987
Wojtkiewicz, R.A.,  McDonald, E. A mimic model for the relationship between education and fertility. CDE Working Paper No. 87-28. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin-Madison, Center for Demography and Ecology.
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1986
Bean, F.D.,  Burr, J.A. . Black/White fertility differences revisited: A reexamination of alternative hypotheses. Texas Population Research Center . Paper No. 8.008, Austin, Texas: .
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