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[[Analysis of the cohort fertility decline in Japanese women by social status and educational attainment]].

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Jinko mondai kenkyu. [Journal of population problems]
Publication Date
Volume
47
Issue
2
Pages
49–60
Identifiers
PMID: 12284790
Source
Medline
Keywords
  • Asia
  • Cohort Analysis
  • Demographic Factors
  • Developed Countries
  • Eastern Asia
  • Economic Factors
  • Educational Status--Women
  • Fertility
  • Fertility Decline--Determinants
  • Historical Survey
  • Japan
  • Population
  • Population Dynamics
  • Research Methodology
  • Social Class--Women
  • Socioeconomic Factors
  • Socioeconomic Status

Abstract

The effects of social and educational status on the decline of fertility in Japan for the cohorts of women born from 1900 to 1942 are analyzed. The results show that significant differences attributable to social or educational status existed prior to the onset of the fertility decline. The decline began simultaneously in every social class with the cohort of 1905; the cohorts between the years 1910 and 1920 displayed the most rapid change; and while the high-fertility social classes exhibited the greatest decline, the post-decline fertility rate of 2.1 children per married woman was virtually identical for all classes.

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