1955 Growth of American Families: Single Women
Investigators: Arthur A. Campbell, Pascal K. Whelpton, & John E. Patterson

A survey of 254 young single women aged 18 to 24 was conducted to determine ideas on marriage and desired family size. The gathered data enable comparisons to be made between the study's sample of single women and the sample of married women (DAAPPP Data Set No. 41). The single women were asked a large number of open-ended questions that were more exploratory than hypothesis- testing in purpose. The interview inquired about girlfriends' family-building probabilities, best age for marriage, ideal number of children, and other marriage and family-related issues. The sample was restricted to white women due to the researchers' limited resources for field work.

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