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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
Published by: National Council on Family Relations
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/582722
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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.
The Family Coordinator © 1978 National Council on Family Relations