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Title: Family Context and Adolescents' Fertility Expectations
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1. Trent, Katherine
Family Context and Adolescents' Fertility Expectations
Youth and Society 26,1 (September 1994): 118-137.
Also: http://yas.sagepub.com/content/26/1/118.short
Cohort(s): NLSY79
Publisher: Sage Publications
Keyword(s): Adolescent Fertility; Childbearing, Adolescent; Economics of Minorities; Education, Secondary; Family Background; Family Environment; Family Size; Hispanics; Parenthood; Poverty; Racial Differences; Regions; Religion; Socioeconomic Status (SES)

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Data from the National Longitudinal Surveys of Labor Market Experience of Youth are used to examine and contrast the effects of family context and individual characteristics on adolescents' expectations about adolescent fertility, nonmarital childbearing, family size, and childlessness. Socioeconomic and racial patterns are identified. The findings indicate that family structure has modest but specific effects on adolescents' fertility expectations. Living with mothers only increases expectations for nonmarital childbearing, and living with fathers (without biological mother) lowers the total number of children expected.
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Trent, Katherine. "Family Context and Adolescents' Fertility Expectations." Youth and Society 26,1 (September 1994): 118-137.