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The Differences between Having One and Two Children

David Knox and Kenneth Wilson
The Family Coordinator
Vol. 27, No. 1 (Jan., 1978), pp. 23-25
DOI: 10.2307/582722
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/582722
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The Differences between Having One and Two Children
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Abstract

Young mothers of two children responded to a 49 item questionnaire designed to assess their motivations for and consequences (personal and marital) of having a second child. Results indicated that while the impact of the first child was greater than the second, the latter involved less time for self, more work, more noise, and decreased marital happiness. Implications of these findings are suggested.

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