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U.S. Contraceptive Use in Comparative Perspective

Speaker Megan M. Sweeney, Professor, Vice Chair and Director of Graduate Studies, UCLA Department of Sociology
Date Mar 1, 2013
Time 1:30 pm  
Location 3057 Lincoln Hall
Sponsor Department of Sociology, Department of Human & Community Development, Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, Women & Gender in Global Perspectives Program
Event type Seminar
Views 890
Originating Calendar Department of Sociology
Many argue that the rise of cohabitation may have been fueled by availability of highly effective contraception, but that differences in contraceptive use between married and cohabiting couples should diminish as cohabitation becomes more established. This analysis examines whether cohabiting women in the United States, Spain, and France are more likely than married women in these countries to use the most effective contraceptive methods. It also considers the association between sterilization and socioeconomic status in comparative context. Specifically, it explores whether similar patterns are observed in the U.S. and nine other low-fertility countries, and consider whether these associations can be explained by differences across groups in background factors such as the timing of childbearing or union stability.
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