1955 Growth of American Families: Married Women
The Survey Research Center of the University of Michigan gathered data from married women on topics such as births and miscarriages, sterility, the use of contraception, and the desired number of children. One of the main purposes of the study was to gather information that would help to improve forecasts of numbers of births in the U.S. Interviews were conducted with 2,713 white married women aged 18 to 39, living with their husbands or temporarily separated due to the husband's service in the armed forces. The sample was restricted to white women due to the researchers' limited resources for the field work. Young single women also were interviewed to determine their ideas on marriage and desired family size. The data on the single women are archived as DAAPPP Data Set No. 42.
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