The Fertility of American Women

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INDEX
Adopted children, 45, 405
Age, and ability to conceive, 29-30
and size of fertility ratios, 42, 74, 227
as limits of childbearing, 29-30, 307
at marriage and at birth of children, factors in baby boom, 319-331, 365-371
correlated for husbands and wives, 117
definition of, 414
different in cohort and census tables, 316-317, 431
effect on cumulative fertility of increase in fertility ratios at old ages, 196
factor in marriage stability, 188-190
factor in occupation of husband, 117
in infant undercount, 410-411
misstatements of, 45, 420-421
of peak birth rate, 42
stability of marriage by, 188
two ways of presenting for cohorts, 318-319
Age at first marriage, among women married 10 years or more, 293
as factor in childlessness, 213
by cumulative fertility, 293
by education, 186
by race, 291, 293
by size of place, 291
by urban-rural residence, 291
census procedures, 416
direct data on in 1940, 290-292
distribution of women by, 290-293
effect on family size, 368-370
from 1890 to 1955,287
from marriage registration data, 286
higher for women in unbroken marriages, 290
in Franklin's time, 6
median from marital status data, 286
Age-parity-specific birth rates, annual, 1920- 1949, 34-37
defined, 315
uses of, 315
Age-specific birth rates, by color, 1920-1954, 30-32
by order, 33-35, 308
compared with fertility ratios, 42, 74
for cohorts in successive years, 309
Age-specific birth rates, Mexico and United States compared, 30
relation to family size, 32
see also Cohort fertility
Apartments, fertility of women in, 95-96
Appalachian Mountain area, characteristics of, 82
Attitudes towards childbearing, 3, 243, 279, 341, 347-348, 363
Baby boom, causes of, 330-331, 365-371, 391- 392
women of all childbearing ages participated in, 196
Baptists, fertility of, 280
Bash, W. H., 55, 116
Beale, C. L., 277
Beard, C. A. and M. R., 9
Billings, J. S., 114-115
Biological factors, 29-30
Birth order, misreporting of, 425
Birth registration, completeness of, 25, 424
Birth registration area, 25, 306
Births and birth rates, additivity of rates, 425- 427
allocation by cohorts, 422-423 annual, 1909-1956, 25-27
annual, 1790-1805, 7
annual, by order, selected cohorts, 309
assumptions in population projections, 372
birth/death ratio, 1805, 7
by age and order, 1950, 308
by color, 1909-1956, 26
by order, 1920-1954, 33-35
causes of low rates in 1930's, 306
components of change in, 365-371, 435-438
cumulative, see Cohort fertility
difficult to predict, 4, 372
general fertility rate, 1909-1956, 27-29
in Colonial times, 5, 8 Mexico and United States compared, 30
monthly, 25-27
nineteenth-century New England, 12-13
of cohorts, see Cohort fertility
of selected religious groups, 279-281

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