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Parity Progression in Australia: What Role Does Sex of Existing Children Play?

Gray, Edith; Evans, Heather (Ann)


In countries with low fertility regimes, researchers are focusing on what factors influence higher levels of parity and parity progression. This paper examines the impact of sex of existing children on parity progression in Australia. There are two dominant theoretical propositions about the effect of sex of existing children. Firstly, sex of existing children is more important in low-fertility societies than under high-fertility regimes in explaining parity progression, while secondly that sex...[Show more]

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Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Journal of Social Issues


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