TABLE 7-6, Panel A Children Ever Born in 1980 and 1990, Women 25 to 39 in 1980

 

Age 25 to 39 in 1980

Age 35 to 49 in 1990

Age 25 to 39 in 1990

 

Children Ever Born

Actual Changes

Children Ever Born

Cohort

 

1980

1990

1980–1990

1990

Change

 

(1)

(2)

(3)

(4)

(5)

Natives

1.723

2.058

0.335

1.475

 
 

(0.003)

(0.003)

(0.004)

(0.002)

 

Relative to Natives:

Outlying

0.734

0.670

-0.064

0.602

 

Areas

(0.028)

(0.028)

(0.040)

(0.025)

 

Immigrants:

Pre-1950

0.460

0.269

-0.191

   
 

(0.050)

(0.060)

(0.078)

   

1950–1959

0.008

0.062

0.054

0.292

 
 

(0.026)

(0.027)

(0.037)

(0.036)

 

1960–1964

0.303

0.225

-0.078

0.046

 
 

(0.027)

(0.027)

(0.038)

(0.029)

 

1965–1969

0.212

0.259

0.047

0.157

 
 

(0.021)

(0.021)

(0.030)

(0.024)

 

1970–1974

0.136

0.349

0.213

0.517

0.214

 

(0.018)

(0.018)

(0.025)

(0.019)

(0.033)

1975–1979

-0.153

0.374

0.527

0.517

0.305

 

(0.018)

(0.018)

(0.025)

(0.015)

(0.026)

1980–1984

     

0.250

0.114

       

(0.013)

(0.022)

1985–1989

     

-0.139

0.014

       

(.013)

(0.022)

NOTE: Entries are number of children ever born. Sample sizes are 343,713 in Column 1; 331,543 in Column 2; and 430,836 in Column 4.

3). For the 1975–1979 cohort, the change is even more dramatic. This cohort had fertility less than that of natives in 1980 and, after having nearly one additional child per women between 1980 and 1990, had fertility levels significantly more than native females in 1990. This cohort gained 0.53 children relative to natives between 1980 and 1990.

The comparisons of cohort changes in columns (4) and (5) are calculated similarly to those shown above for employment rates and hourly earnings. These calculations show a steadily increasing number of children ever born across immigrant cohorts through the 1980–1984 cohort. For women 25–39, the 1970–1974 and 1975–1979 cohorts had 0.2 to 0.3 more children, on average, than the 1960s cohorts at the same level of U.S. experience. In the 1980s, these two



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