Hosseini-Chavoshi, Meimanat; Abbasi Shavazi, Mohammad; Engelman, Michal; Agree, Emily; Bishai, David
High parity has been hypothesised to lead to a shorter and less healthy life. Using the 2007 Taft Ageing Health and Fertility Survey consisting of 696 women aged 50-79, this paper examines the extent to which women's health in middle and older ages is affected by their childbearing histories. The results show that high parity (>8) is associated with a reduction of GP-rated health by 0.094 points on a scale from 1 to 10. These health reductions are four times as large as those of an extra year...[Show more]
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