Fertility and agricultural structure: rural America in 1930.

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Abstract

The analysis employs aggregate census data from a sample of 197 rural counties in America to explore and test a model linking variation in fertility rates to characteristics of agricultural structure and to nonagricultural socioeconomic determinants. The model, strongly supported by the data, explains 54% of the total variation in rural fertility rates. The structure-of-agriculture dimensions explain nearly half of this.-from Author

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)156-168
Number of pages13
JournalRural Sociology
Volume51
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1986

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Sociology and Political Science

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