1960 Growth of American Families
This study gathered data on topics such as births and miscarriages, sterility, the use of contraception, and the desired and expected number of children from 3,322 women. The sample consisted of white wives, nonwhite wives, and white women no longer married. One important purpose of this study was to see how well married women interviewed in 1955 (DAAPPP Data Set No. 41) had predicted the number of children that women like themselves would have in the 1955- 60 period. This study also explored more thoroughly certain topics that received only brief attention in the 1955 survey, e.g., a couple's ability to have children and their success in using contraceptives. For the first time, some data on family planning attitudes and practices of nonwhite couples were obtained.
Note for users of DAAPPP Data Sets #01-B1
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