Male Fertility Patterns and Determinants

  • Li Zhang

Part of the The Springer Series on Demographic Methods and Population Analysis book series (PSDE, volume 27)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Li Zhang
      Pages 3-10
    3. Li Zhang
      Pages 25-37
  3. Male and Female Fertility Differentials in Rates

  4. Male and Female Fertility Differentials in Determinants

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 203-206

About this book


This book discusses the biological, methodological and sociological issues that have caused men to be overlooked in demographic and sociological literature of fertility. It explores the patterns and determinants of male fertility and studies male fertility rates as compared to those of females in 43 countries and places, over time. Data used in the aggregate level analysis come from multiple sources, including the 2001 United Nations Demographic Yearbook, the 1964 to 2004 Taiwan-Fukien Demographic Yearbooks, and National Statistics Reports by the Statistics Bureau of Republic of China. To explore male fertility determinants, the book analyzes individual data from the 2002 National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG) in the United States. The findings presented here demonstrate that male fertility differs from female fertility in both rates and determinants, which suggests that female fertility cannot fully represent human fertility.


Demographic and Health Surveys Demography Family planning Fertility studies Gender Male and female fertility National Survey of Family Growth Social Sciences Taiwan-Fukien Demographic Fact Book UN Demographic Yearbook World Fertility Surveys

Authors and affiliations

  • Li Zhang
    • 1
  1. 1.L. Douglas Wilder School of, Government & Public AffairsVirginia Commonwealth University (VCU)RichmondUSA

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