Family and Fertility in Puerto Rico: A Study of the Lower Income Group

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Tables
1. Sample Characteristics: Residence by Median Age, Age at First Union, Years of Education, and Number of Pregnancies25
2. Sample Characteristics: Place of Birth, Marital Status, Number of Marital Unions, and Religion, by Sex26
3. Occupational Breakdown, Males27
4. Differential Thought Processes of Males and Females30
5. Evidences of Machismo34
6. Definition of the Ideal Son38
7. Definitions of the Good Mother and Father39
8. Preference for Sex of Offspring50
9. Preference for Sex of Offspring51
10. Premarital Knowledge of Sex and Childbirth66
11. Length of Courtship74
12. Classification of Female Partners for First Premarital Sexual Experience78
13. Median Age at First Marriage for United States, Puerto Rico, and Present Sample87
14. Median Ideal Age at Marriage for Males and Females88
15. Years of Discrepancy between Ideal and Actual Age at Marriage for Males and Females89
16. Length of Courtship by Age at Marriage89
17. Cloister Rebellion by Age at Marriage92
18. Age at Marriage by Cloister Rebellion and Length of Courtship93
19. Cloister Rebellion by Age at Marriage and Type of Marriage93

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  • Title Page iii
  • Acknowledgments ix
  • Contents xi
  • Tables xiii
  • Figures xvii
  • I- Introduction 3
  • II- Differential Status Ideologies of the Sexes 29
  • III- Child-Rearing Practices 37
  • Conclusions 58
  • IV- Courtship 60
  • Conclusions 85
  • V- Early Marriage and Consensual Union 87
  • Conclusions 120
  • VI- Marital Relations 122
  • VII- Attitudes toward Fertility- The Fertility Belief System 158
  • Summary 180
  • VIII- Attitudes toward Birth Control 182
  • IX- The Dynamics of Birth-Control Use 217
  • X- Summary and Recommendations 242
  • Concluding Remarks 254
  • Appendix A- Methodology 256
  • Appendix B- Respondent Characteristics 293
  • Appendix C- The Construction of Indices 297
  • Appendix D- Interview Forms 300
  • Appendix E- Categories for File Index of Selected Quotations 315
  • List of Works Cited 316
  • Index 323
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