Further Evidence of Within-Marriage Fertility Control in Pre-Transitional England

Francesco Cinnirella, Marc Klemp, Jacob Louis Weisdorf

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Abstract

The identification of parity effects on the hazard of a next birth in cross-family data requires accounting for heterogeneity in fecundity across couples. In a previously published article, Cinnirella et al. Demography, 54, 413–436 (2017), we stratified duration models at the maternal level for this purpose and found that the hazard of a next birth decreases with rising parity in historical England. Clark and Cummins Demography, 56 (2019) took issue with this finding, claiming that the result is a statistical artifact caused by stratification at the maternal level. This reply documents that our previous finding is robust to addressing Clark and Cummins’ critique.

Original languageEnglish
JournalDemography
Volume56
Issue number4
Pages (from-to)1557-1572
ISSN0070-3370
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2019

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Keywords

  • Birth control
  • Birth interval
  • Fertility limitation
  • Preventive check
  • Spacing

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Cinnirella, Francesco ; Klemp, Marc ; Weisdorf, Jacob Louis. / Further Evidence of Within-Marriage Fertility Control in Pre-Transitional England. In: Demography. 2019 ; Vol. 56, No. 4. pp. 1557-1572.
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Further Evidence of Within-Marriage Fertility Control in Pre-Transitional England. / Cinnirella, Francesco; Klemp, Marc; Weisdorf, Jacob Louis.

In: Demography, Vol. 56, No. 4, 08.2019, p. 1557-1572.

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