Publication


Laura Cavalli, Jane Klobas
How expected life and partner satisfaction affect women's fertility outcomes: the role of uncertainty in intentions
Population Review, 2013
URL, JabRef BibTex, Abstract
Using the Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB ) as a framework this paper investigates the role of uncertainty in fertility intentions in order to improve prediction of fertility outcomes. Using two waves of Italian data from GGS, it shows the existence of a clear relationship between the stability of intention to have a child and realization of intention: uncertainty in a stated intention results in significantly lower realization of that intention. In addition, the results show that beliefs that having a child will improve life satisfaction and partner relationship have a positive effect on the stability of intentions to have a child.

Reference


@article{Cavalli2013a,
  author = {Laura Cavalli, Jane Klobas},
  title = {How expected life and partner satisfaction affect women's fertility outcomes: the role of uncertainty in intentions},
  year = {2013},
  journal = {Population Review},
  volume = {52},
  number = {2},
  pages = {70-86},
  url = {http://muse.jhu.edu/login?auth=0&type=summary&url=/journals/population_review/v052/52.2.cavalli.html},
  timestamp = {25.04.2014},
  abstract = {Using the Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB ) as a framework this paper investigates the role of uncertainty in fertility intentions in order to improve prediction of fertility outcomes. Using two waves of Italian data from GGS, it shows the existence of a clear relationship between the stability of intention to have a child and realization of intention: uncertainty in a stated intention results in significantly lower realization of that intention. In addition, the results show that beliefs that having a child will improve life satisfaction and partner relationship have a positive effect on the stability of intentions to have a child.}
}

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