1957-1967 Study of American Family Growth - The Princeton Study
Investigators: Charles F. Westoff, Robert C. Potter Jr., Philip C. Sagi, & Elliot C. Mishler

This classic study examines the fertility history of American couples in the U.S. and the motivational connections between the environment and fertility decisions and behavior. Data describe fertility-planning status, as well as a wide variety of background information, social and psychological attitudes, and behavior. The study was designed as a longitudinal survey and consisted of three interviews between three and seven years apart. Urban, native-born white couples with two children comprised this probability sample, stratified by metropolitan area. The first interview was completed by 1,165 couples (88.7% of the eligible couples), with 905 couples completing the second interview three years later. The final interview, conducted between 1963 and 1967 and scheduled after the end of each couple's reproductive years, was completed by 814 couples.

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