1973-1976 New York City Study of the Social and Demographic Consequences of Teenage Childbearing
Investigators: Harriet B. Presser

This study may be described as a follow-back survey of three first-parity cohorts of New York City women: 310 women aged 15-29 who had their first birth in July of 1970, 1971 or 1972. It investigates the relationship between women's roles and fertility, focusing on the age at which women had their first child. In particular, it seeks to determine some of the distinctive role-related aspects of teenage childbearing and childrearing relative to those who postpone motherhood until their twenties. Data for the analysis is a longitudinal study (1973-1976) in three boroughs of New York City, conducted in three waves of interviews. Although the longitudinal period between interviews is only three years, retrospective and prospective questions asked during the interviews permit analysis of the span from early childhood to middle age.

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