Status Enhancement and Fertility - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780124003101, 9781483274034

Status Enhancement and Fertility

1st Edition

Reproductive Responses to Social Mobility and Educational Opportunity

Authors: John D. Kasarda John O. G. Billy Kirsten West
Editors: H. H. Winsborough
eBook ISBN: 9781483274034
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 10th August 1986
Page Count: 278
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Status Enhancement and Fertility: Reproductive Responses to Social Mobility and Educational Opportunity provides a theoretical framework in which research findings on the socioeconomic determinants of fertility may be integrated.
Starting with an introductory chapter on the substantive scope of the book, separate chapters provide a detailed review, appraisal, and synthesis of the complex research literature on social mobility and fertility; examine various statistical methodologies and suggest some fruitful avenues future research might pursue; and discuss the role of education in enhancing the status of women and the main intervening variables that link education to reproductive behavior. Subsequent chapters examines female labor force participation, the value of children, infant and child mortality, age at marriage and first birth, and family planning knowledge and practice. The final chapter discusses policy issues derived from models and assessments presented in the preceding chapters.
This book may be used as an upper division or graduate level text in population courses.

Table of Contents

Preface Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 The Evolution of Theory and Research on Social Mobility and Fertility 1 Early Studies (1890-1940s) 2 Intermediate Studies ( 1940s-1960s) 3 Summary of the Intermediate Studies Chapter 3 Contemporary Studies of the Social Mobility-Fertility Hypothesis 1 Blau and Duncan's Approach to the Study of Social Mobility and Fertility 2 Other Studies Following Blau and Duncan's Approach 3 Recent Studies Not Following Blau and Duncan's Approach 4 Summary of the Contemporary Studies Chapter 4 The Social Mobility-Fertility Hypothesis Reconsidered: Synthesis and Theoretical Elaboration 1 Four Possible Causal Links 2 The Direction of Causality Problem 3 The Concept and Dimensions of Social Mobility 4 The Intermediate Variables 5 Conditional Effects 6 Summary Chapter 5 Methodological Issues in Mobility-Fertility Research 1 The Blau and Duncan Approach 2 An Extension of the Blau and Duncan Approach 3 Additional Methods for Examining the Mobility-Fertility Relationship 4 Summary Chapter 6 Education, Status Enhancement, and Fertility 1 Education as an Engine of Status Enhancement 2 Education and Fertility: Basic Associations 3 Theoretical Explanations 4 Indirect Effects of Female Education on Fertility 5 Interaction Effects of Female Education on Fertility 6 Conceptualizing and Measuring Education Chapter 7 Labor Force Participation 1 Findings in Developed Countries 2 Findings in Developing Countries 3 The Causal Nature of the Relationship 4 Theoretical Perspectives and Explanations 5 Theoretical and Methodological Issues Chapter 8 The Value of Children 1 Noneconomic Benefits of Children 2 Economic Benefits of Children 3 Noneconomic Costs of Children 4 Economic Costs of Children 5 Education and the Value of Children 6 Theoretical and Met


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About the Author

John D. Kasarda

John O. G. Billy

Kirsten West

About the Editor

H. H. Winsborough

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