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Geographic variation in parity progression in Australia

Gray, Edith; Evans, Ann

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Australia has moderately high fertility compared to many Western‐industrialized countries. The current total fertility rate is around 1.88, but fertility levels are not uniform across the country. There is a distinct geographic pattern with the total fertility rate about 0.5 higher in remote and very remote Australia (2.33) compared to major cities (1.82). In this paper, we examine 2 explanations for this pattern: the compositional hypothesis and the contextual hypothesis. Using event‐history...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017-06-07
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/227179
Source: Population, Space and Place
DOI: 10.1002/psp.2080
Access Rights: Open Access

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