Is Latin America starting to retreat from early and universal childbearing?

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dc.contributor.author Rosero-Bixby, Luis
dc.contributor.author Castro Martín, Teresa
dc.contributor.author Martín García, Teresa
dc.date.accessioned 2016-07-14T17:14:18Z
dc.date.available 2016-07-14T17:14:18Z
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.uri http://biblioteca.ccp.ucr.ac.cr/handle/123456789/1248
dc.description.abstract The 2000 censuses show that the proportion of women below age 30 who are mothers has dropped substantially in most Latin America countries, suggesting that the social imperative of early motherhood, which has long prevailed in the region, is weakening. Surveys conducted in 14 Latin American countries in 2006 also show a strong link between childlessness and higher education across several cohorts. We discuss whether the recent increase in childlessness among young women reflects a shift towards later childbearing, a novel trend in the Latin American context, and also whether it may signal an emerging retreat from universal childbearing in the region. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research en
dc.rights Atribución-NoComercial-CompartirIgual 3.0 Costa Rica *
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/cr/ *
dc.subject Maternidad es
dc.subject Maternidad temprana es
dc.title Is Latin America starting to retreat from early and universal childbearing? en
dc.title.alternative Demographic Research. Vol. 20, art.9 en
dc.type Article es


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