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  • Demography, Culture, and the decline of America's Christian Denominations.
    Hawley, George (2017)
    Lanham, Maryland: Lexington

    Associated Search Terms: Methodist, U.S.A.; United States; Presbyterian, U.S.A.; Pentecostal, U.S.A.; Mormon, U.S.A.; Lutheran, U.S.A.; Fertility; Family size; Episcopal; Demography; Baptist, U.S.A.; Catholic, U.S.A.
  • Teen religiosity and fertility in adulthood in a Canadian prairie province.
    Trovato, Frank (2016)
    Review of Religious Research 58:2: 271-284.

    Analyzes telephone survey data from married women aged 20-49 living with husbands in Alberta; reported religiosity in teenage years predicted larger families.

    Associated Search Terms: Canada, Alberta; Family size; Fertility; Religiosity; Adolescence
  • Religion and decisions about marriage, residence, occupation, and children.
    Sigalow, Emily, Michelle Shain, and Meredith R. Bergey (2012)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 51:2: 304-323.

    Analyzes interview data from Americans. Religion is important in decisions about occupations, marriage, where to reside, & family size.

    Associated Search Terms: Salience; Occupation; Family size; Marriage
  • From Generation to Generation. Religious Involvement and Attitudes toward Family and Pro-Family Outcomes among U.S. Catholics.
    Burdette, Amy M., and Teresa A. Sullivan (2010)
    In Christopher G. Ellison and Robert A. Hummer (eds.) Religion, Families, and Health. Population-Based Research in the United States. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, pp. 126-147.

    Analyzes 1974-2004 General Social Survey (U.S.A.) data from white non-Latino Catholics. There is a trend toward smaller preferred family size & a liberalization of attitudes about family, except with regard to extra-marital affairs & abortion, but declines in religious involvement counter the trend in abortion attitudes.

    Associated Search Terms: Sexual attitudes; Homosexuality; Generations; Family size; Family; Catholic, U.S.A.; Abortion
  • After the Baby Boomers: How Twenty- and Thirty-Somethings Are Shaping the Future of American Religion.
    Wuthnow, Robert (2007)
    Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press.

    Develops descriptions of U.S. young adults, based on a variety of surveys; demographics prove to be most important.

    Associated Search Terms: Politics, U.S.A.; Membership; Literalism; Internet; Generations; Family; United States; Bricolage; Family life cycle; Practice; Family size; Young adults; Belief
  • Religion and Changes in Family-size Norms in Developed Countries.
    Adsera, Alicia (2006)
    Review of Religious Research 47:3: 271-286.

    Based on 1994 survey data from 13 developed nations. Religious identification & participation affect ideal family size.

    Associated Search Terms: Denomination (organizational entity); Family size; Practice
  • Family limitation among political Catholics in Baden in 1869.
    Benz, Ernest (2006)
    In Renzo Derosas and Frans van Poppel (eds.) Religion and the Decline of Fertility in the Western World. Dordrecht: Springer, pp. 107-132.

    Locality rather than religion predicted 19thcentury adoption of family size limitations.

    Associated Search Terms: Family size; Fertility; Germany, Baden, Ettenheim County; Demography; Urban/rural
  • Lack of a Secularizing Influence of Education on Religious Activity and Parity among Mormons.
    Merrill, Ray M., Joseph L. Lyon, and William J. Jensen (2003)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 42:1: 113-124.

    Analyzes 1996 & 2000 Utah survey data; education predicts more religiosity & lower family size (Parity) among Utah Mormons.

    Associated Search Terms: Family size; Education; United States, Utah; Mormon, U.S.A.
  • The Influence of Early Life Course Religious Exposure on Young Adults' Dispositions toward Childbearing.
    Pearce, Lisa D. (2002)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 41:2: 325-340.

    Analyzes 1962-80 panel data from the Detroit metropolitan area; Catholic mothers increased their young adult children's religiosity & idealized family size.

    Associated Search Terms: Family size; Socialization; United States, Michigan, Detroit; Catholic, U.S.A.
  • In Search of a Peculiar People: Are Mormon Families Really Different?
    Heaton, Tim B., Kristen L. Goodman, and Thomas B. Holman (1994)
    In Marie Cornwall, Tim B. Heaton, and Lawrence A. Young (eds.), Contemporary Mormonism. Social Science Perspectives. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, pp. 87-117.

    Analyzes interview data from adults in the U.S.; compares Mormons & others.

    Associated Search Terms: Family; Mormon, U.S.A.; Marriage; Family size; Socialization; Values
  • Pronatalistic Tendencies and Religiosity in Israel.
    Hartman, Moshe (1986)
    Sociology and Social Research 68:2: 247-258.

    Survey of married urban Israeli women aged to 55.

    Associated Search Terms: Religiosity; Jewish, Israel; Women; Family size; Israel
  • Religious Affiliation and the Fertility of Married Couples.
    Mosher, William D., and Gerry E. Hendershot (1984)
    Journal of Marriage and the Family 46:3: 671-677.

    Analyzes 1973 & '76 survey data from American women; shows, inter alia, white Catholic family size larger than white Protestant, white Catholic fertility negatively related to wife's education, & Jewish fertility lower than others'.

    Associated Search Terms: Jewish, U.S.A.; Protestant, U.S.A.; Catholic, U.S.A.; Fertility; Family size
  • Religion, Socialization, and Fertility.
    Janssen, Susan G., and Robert M. Hauser (1981)
    Demography 18: 511-528.

    Analyzes 1957 & '75 longitudinal survey data of '57 Wisconsin high school seniors; current religion better predicted family size than did childhood religion, with Catholics having larger families.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, U.S.A.; Family size; Fertility; United States, Wisconsin
  • Ideal Family Size as an Intervening Variable between Religion and Attitudes toward Abortion.
    Renzi, Mario (1975)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 14:1: 23-27.

    Analyzes 1972 National Opinion Research Center (U.S.A.) data.

    Associated Search Terms: Abortion; Family size; United States; Family
  • Religious Affiliation and Family Size Norms.
    Spicer, Judith Cox (1973)
    Unpublished M.S. thesis, University of Utah.

    Associated Search Terms: Family size
  • Family Size and College Aspirations: A Note on Catholic-protestant Differences.
    Nelson, Joel I., and Charles Simpkins (1973)
    Sociological Quarterly 14:4: 544-555.

    Analyzes survey data from Minnesota high school students; shows statistical relationships between family size & college aspirations greater for protestants than for Catholics.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Minnesota; Family size; Students, secondary; Protestant, U.S.A.; Catholic, U.S.A.; Education
  • Religious Preference and Migration.
    Toney, Michael B. (1973)
    International Migration Review 7:3/23: 281-288.

    In discussing the drop in fertility from immigrant Italian American women in 1940 to their U.S.-born daughters, notes a 1960 national survey that found Catholic women preferred larger families than did Protestant women.

    Associated Search Terms: Family size; United States; Catholic, U.S.A.; Protestant, U.S.A.; Italian Americans
  • The Three R's: Residence, Religion and Reproduction.
    Weller, Robert H., and Leon F. Bouvier (1972)
    Demography 9:2: 231-240.

    Analyzes 1967-69 survey data from Rhode Island; focuses on Catholic/non-Catholic differences.

    Associated Search Terms: Urban; Fertility; United States, Rhode Island; Practice; Family size; Catholic, U.S.A.
  • Social Variables Associated with Church Attendance, 1965 and 1969: Evidence from National Polls.
    Alston, Jon P. (1971)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 10:3: 233-236.

    Analyzes American Institute of Public Opinion data, using denominational, educational, occupational, income, length of residence, & family size categories.

    Associated Search Terms: Jewish, U.S.A.; Practice; United States; Family size; Occupation; Education; Stratification; Baptist, U.S.A.; Methodist, U.S.A.; Presbyterian, U.S.A.; Episcopal; Catholic, U.S.A.
  • The Fertility of White Females in New Orleans. A Comparison of Protestant and Parochial- and Secular-educated Catholics.
    Harter, Carl L., and Janice Roussel (1969)
    Milbank Memorial Fund Quarterly 47: 39-53.

    Analyzes 1965 New Orleans interview data; Catholics wanted larger families, with kind of education making little difference.

    Associated Search Terms: Family size; Protestant, U.S.A.; Education; Catholic, U.S.A.; United States, Louisiana, New Orleans
  • Education and Religion as Factors in Women's Attitudes Motivating Childbearing.
    Stolka, Susan M., and Larry D. Barnett (1969)
    Journal of Marriage and Family 31:4: 740-750.

    Analyzes 1967 questionnaire data from adult women in Flagstaff, Arizona; finds Protestant/Catholic differences among the less educated, in attitudes toward family size & childbearing.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, U.S.A.; Protestant, U.S.A.; United States, Arizona, Flagstaff; Family size; Sex role
  • College Women and Fertility Values.
    Westoff, Charles F., and Raymond H. Potvin (1967)
    Princeton: Princeton University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Fertility; Students, undergraduate; Women; Family size
  • Higher Education, Religion, and Women's Family-size Orientations.
    Westoff, Charles F., and Raymond H. Potvin (1966)
    Amrican Sociological Review 31:4: 489-496.

    Based on a survey of U.S. women attending colleges & universities; selectivity rather than attendance at Catholic institutions explains higher family size preferences of students at the Catholic colleges.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, U.S.A.; Family size; Students, undergraduate
  • Catholic Family Disorganisation.
    Thomas, John L. (1964)
    In Ernest W. Burgess and Donald J. Bogue (eds.) Contributions to Urban Sociology. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, pp. 527-540.

    Analyzes 1942-48 cases from the Chicago Archdiocese separation court: length of acquaintance & engagement, ages at marriage, husband's occupation, number of children, & causes of disintegration.

    Associated Search Terms: Family size; Divorce; Marriage; United States, Illinois, Chicago; Catholic, U.S.A.
  • A Comparison of Major United States Religious Groups.
    Lazerwitz, Bernard (1961)
    Journal of the American statistical Association 56/295: 568-579.

    Analyzes 1957 & '58 survey data from Americans.

    Associated Search Terms: Practice; Stratification; Occupation; Education; Family size; Age; Denomination (organizational entity); United States
  • Responses of Protestants, Catholics, and Jews Concerning Marriage and Family Life.
    Christopherson, Victor A., and James Walters (1958)
    Sociology and Social Research 43:1: 16-22.

    Analyzes survey data from white single female undergraduates aged 18-23 & beyond the 1st year, on interfaith dating & marriage, relationships with families, sex roles, & desired family size.

    Associated Search Terms: Protestant, U.S.A.; Family; Family size; Marriage; Jewish, U.S.A.; Catholic, U.S.A.; Students, undergraduate; Sex role
  • Education and the Changing Size of Mormon Families.
    Nelson, Lowry (1952)
    Rural Sociology 17:4: 335-342.

    Analyzes 1925 & '50 data from 2 Utah villages.

    Associated Search Terms: Family size; Education; Mormon, U.S.A.; United States, Utah
  • Mormon Fertility: A Survey of Student Opinion.
    Christensen, Harold T. (1948)
    American Journal of Sociology 53:4: 270-275.

    Mormon fertility is responsive to general trends toward practicing birth control & smaller families.

    Associated Search Terms: Birth control; Family size; Students, undergraduate; Mormon, U.S.A.; Fertility
  • The Mormon Family.
    Anderson, Nels (1937)
    American Sociological Review 2:5: 601-608.

    Focuses on the size of families in Utah, with the attendance economic burden; change in this respect & others is most evident in the urban areas.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Utah; Urban/rural; Urban; Mormon, U.S.A.; Family size
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