A two-wave survey of women in their reproductive years living in poverty areas of New York City is used to investigate family size preferences among the poor. The hypotheses that parity affects family size preference and that current parity affects future parity are supported. Implications for future trends in family size preference and for family planning programs are discussed.
Hiday, Virginia Aldige and Polgar, Steven
"Parity, Family Size Preference and the "Value Stretch","
The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare: Vol. 5
, Article 8.
Available at: http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/jssw/vol5/iss1/8