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Male Influences on Fertility: Needs for Research

Teresa Donati Marciano
The Family Coordinator
Vol. 28, No. 4, Men's Roles in the Family (Oct., 1979), pp. 561-568
DOI: 10.2307/583519
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/583519
Page Count: 8
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Male Influences on Fertility: Needs for Research
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Abstract

The male preference for children as a factor governing fertility may have been insufficiently examined or confounded by such variables as the female's education, class, religion, or labor market participation. A study comparing the processes of arriving at fertility decisions in marriage shows that the husband's preference for children or for childlessness controls more often than the wife's preference in either case. Using two childless samples and one sample with children, the strong effect of male preference was found. Though little direct evidence for such strong influence exists elsewhere in the literature, the evidence that does exist should prompt a closer examination of this factor, particularly for its effect on family planning programs and policies.

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