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Title: Determinants of Pregnancy Wantedness: Profiling the Population from an Interventionist Perspective
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1. Abma, Joyce C.
Mott, Frank L.
Determinants of Pregnancy Wantedness: Profiling the Population from an Interventionist Perspective
Review of Policy Research 13,1/2 (March 1994): 39-62.
Also: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1541-1338.1994.tb00578.x/abstract
Cohort(s): NLSY79
Publisher: Policy Studies Organization
Keyword(s): Armed Forces Qualifications Test (AFQT); Family Background; Fertility; Locus of Control (see Rotter Scale); Marital Status; Racial Differences; Religious Influences; Self-Esteem; Wantedness

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Although the incidence of unwanted pregnancies has declined since the early 1970s (Pratt and Horn, 1985; Anderson, 1981; Westoff, 1981), large proportions of women continue to experience unwanted pregnancies (Forrest,1987; Pratt, 1985). Of particular concern to researchers is the well-being of mothers and children from pregnancies that are unwanted or unplanned. In 1982, among women who were ever married, 10 percent of all births were unwanted, and 28 percent mistimed. Among never-married women, fully 25 percent of all births were unwanted, and about half the remaining births were mistimed (Pratt and Horn, 1985). The focus of this research is the exploration of determinants of wantedness among women whose first pregnancies result in live births. Our analyses reflect interest in whether and how pregnancy wantedness is affected by family background characteristics, early formed attitudes, value systems, and socioeconomic aspirations, as well as maternal socio-demographic status at the time of the pregnancy. Policy implications emerge from the findings, particularly concerning differences and similarities in the process determining unwanted first births for blacks and whites. Reprinted by permission of the publisher. Sociological Abstracts
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Abma, Joyce C. and Frank L. Mott. "Determinants of Pregnancy Wantedness: Profiling the Population from an Interventionist Perspective." Review of Policy Research 13,1/2 (March 1994): 39-62.