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Further Evidence of Within-Marriage Fertility Control in Pre-Transitional England

  • Francesco CinnirellaEmail author
  • Marc Klemp
  • Jacob Weisdorf
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Abstract

The identification of parity effects on the hazard of a next birth in cross-family data requires accounting for heterogeneity in fecundity across couples. In a previously published article, Cinnirella et al. Demography, 54, 413–436 (2017), we stratified duration models at the maternal level for this purpose and found that the hazard of a next birth decreases with rising parity in historical England. Clark and Cummins Demography, 56 (2019) took issue with this finding, claiming that the result is a statistical artifact caused by stratification at the maternal level. This reply documents that our previous finding is robust to addressing Clark and Cummins’ critique.

Keywords

Spacing Birth interval Birth control Fertility limitation Preventive check 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Francesco Cinnirella
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
    Email author
  • Marc Klemp
    • 4
    • 5
    • 6
    • 7
  • Jacob Weisdorf
    • 1
    • 4
    • 8
  1. 1.Department of Business and EconomicsUniversity of Southern DenmarkOdenseDenmark
  2. 2.Danish Institute for Advanced Study (D-IAS)OdenseDenmark
  3. 3.CESifoMunichGermany
  4. 4.Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)LondonUK
  5. 5.Department of EconomicsUniversity of CopenhagenCopenhagenDenmark
  6. 6.Department of EconomicsBrown UniversityProvidenceUSA
  7. 7.Population Studies and Training CenterBrown UniversityProvidenceUSA
  8. 8.Scuola Superiore Sant’AnnaPisaItaly

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