1965 U.S. National Fertility Study
Investigators: Norman Ryder & Charles Westoff

This study was designed to continue the collection of data which had begun with the 1955 and 1960 Growth of American Family (GAF) Surveys (DAAPPP Data Set Nos. 41, 42, and 43). The population sampled included currently married English- speaking women born after July 1, 1910 who were living with their husbands in the coterminous U.S. Of a national probability sample of 6,397 women eligible for the study, 5,617 were interviewed (88%). The primary differences from the previous GAF samples were an increased number of respondents (3,322 in 1960), greater age scope (55 in the current survey, 44 in previous data sets), and the inclusion of a greater number of non-white women. As in the two earlier surveys, data were collected on topics such as births and miscarriages, sterility, contraception, and the desired and expected number of children. This dataset is an extract of 1,123 cases.

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