Deciding to Wait: Partnership Status, Economic Conditions, and Pregnancy during the Great Recession

dc.citation.firstpage176en_US
dc.citation.journalTitleSociological Scienceen_US
dc.citation.lastpage195en_US
dc.citation.volumeNumber4en_US
dc.contributor.authorPercheski, Christineen_US
dc.contributor.authorKimbro, Rachel Tolberten_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-03-07T18:53:39Z
dc.date.available2017-03-07T18:53:39Z
dc.date.issued2017en_US
dc.description.abstractThe Great Recession was associated with reduced fertility in the United States. Many questions about the dynamics underlying this reduction remain unanswered, however, including whether reduced fertility rates were driven by decreases in intended or unplanned pregnancies. Using restricted data from the 2006–2010 National Survey of Family Growth (N = 4,630), we exploit variation in state economic indicators to assess the impact of economic conditions on the likelihood of an intended pregnancy, an unplanned pregnancy, or no pregnancy for adult women without a college education. We focus on variations by partnership and marital status. Overall, we find that worse economic conditions were predictive of a lower risk of unplanned pregnancy. Women’s odds of intended pregnancy did not, however, respond uniformly to economic conditions but varied by marital status. When economic conditions were poor, married women had lower odds of intended pregnancy, whereas cohabiting women had greater odds of intended pregnancy.en_US
dc.identifier.citationPercheski, Christine and Kimbro, Rachel Tolbert. "Deciding to Wait: Partnership Status, Economic Conditions, and Pregnancy during the Great Recession." <i>Sociological Science,</i> 4, (2017) Sociological Science: 176-195. http://dx.doi.org/10.15195/v4.a8.
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.15195/v4.a8en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/94033
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherSociological Science
dc.rightsThis open-access article has been published under a Creative Commons Attribution License, which allows unrestricted use, distribution and reproduction, in any form, as long as the original author and source have been credited.en_US
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/en_US
dc.titleDeciding to Wait: Partnership Status, Economic Conditions, and Pregnancy during the Great Recessionen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.dcmiTexten_US
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