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ID: 180239.0, MPI für demografische Forschung / Publikationen des MPI für demografische Forschung
Childrearing responsibility and stepfamily fertility in Finland and Austria
Authors:Vikat, Andres; Thomson, Elizabeth; Prskawetz, Alexia
Place of Publication:Rostock
Publisher:Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research
Date of Publication (YYYY-MM-DD):2003-01
Total Number of Pages:23 p.
Title of Series:MPIDR Working Paper
Issue / Number:WP-2003-001
Corporate Body (Series Editor):Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research
Review Status:not specified
Audience:Experts Only
Intended Educational Use:No
Abstract / Description:We investigate the hypothesis that the propensity of a stepfamily couple to have a shared child is inversely related to the responsibility for rearing pre-union children. We compare effects of coresident pre-union children to those of nonresident, and effects of the woman's children to those of the man's. Shared children and stepchildren reduce the risk of a birth to a couple, and the reduction is larger for each shared child than for a stepchild. We found larger effects of coresident pre-union children than of nonresident children, and larger effects of a woman's pre-union children than of a man's. The differences were more pronounced in Austria where public support for childrearing and gender equality is lower than in Finland. Our study demonstrates that in addition to the number of pre-union children, coresidence and parentage of pre-union children also need to be considered in future fertility research.
Last Change of the Resource:2003
External Publication Status:published
Document Type:Paper
Communicated by:N. N.
Affiliations:MPI für demografische Forschung
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