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Table 15.4b Relative risk of having a second or third child with the same partner and a new partner, results from piecewise exponential models, women

From: Childbearing Across Partnerships in Finland and Germany

  West Germany East Germany Finland
  Same partner New partner Same partner New partner Same partner New partner
Age previous child 0–1 0.34∗∗∗ 0.22∗∗∗ 0.48∗∗∗ 0.46 0.37∗∗∗ 0.35∗∗∗
Age previous child 2–3 Ref. Ref. Ref. Ref. Ref. Ref.
Age previous child 4–6 0.51∗∗∗ 1.46∗∗ 0.68∗∗∗ 3.15 0.50∗∗∗ 1.75∗∗∗
Age previous child 7–13 0.16∗∗∗ 0.94 0.33∗∗∗ 2.57 0.21∗∗∗ 3.24∗∗∗
Second birth Ref. Ref. Ref. Ref. Ref. Ref.
Third birth 0.35∗∗∗ 0.30∗∗∗ 0.39∗∗∗ 0.23∗∗∗ 0.35∗∗∗ 0.32∗∗∗
Low education 1.12 1.29 1.41 1.01 0.88∗∗ 1.28∗∗∗
Medium education Ref. Ref. Ref. Ref. Ref. Ref.
High education 1.18∗∗ 1.16 1.37∗∗∗ 1.00 1.03 0.81∗∗∗
First birth under age 22 1.03 1.37∗ 1.17 2.66∗∗∗ 1.05 2.04∗∗∗
First birth age 22–29 Ref. Ref. Ref. Ref. Ref. Ref.
First birth age 30+ 0.84∗∗∗ 0.29∗∗∗ 0.83 0.50∗∗ 0.50∗∗∗ 0.23∗∗∗
Native born Ref. Ref. Ref. Ref. Ref. Ref.
Foreign born 0.98 0.59∗∗∗ 1.04 0.51 0.81∗∗∗ 0.70∗∗∗
Person-months 184,023 184,023 93,481 93,481 679,259 679,259
Subjects 2596 2596 1064 1064 7239 7239
Events 1281 206 408 116 7622 1396
  1. Note: ∗p < 0.1; ∗∗p < 0.05; ∗∗∗p < 0.01