DP1109 Fertility Control Early in Marriage in Ireland a Century Ago
|Author(s):||Niall Duffy, Cormac Ó Gráda|
|Publication Date:||January 1995|
|Keyword(s):||Family Planning, Ireland, Marital Fertility, Marriage|
|JEL(s):||J11, J12, J13, N33|
|Programme Areas:||Human Resources|
|Link to this Page:||cepr.org/active/publications/discussion_papers/dp.php?dpno=1109|
Data were extracted from the 1911 Irish manuscript census to study the regional variation in the extent and character of family limitation strategies in Ireland a century ago. Regression analysis of the data shows evidence of `spacing' in both urban and rural Ireland. Further analysis of the so-called `replacement' problem also produces results consistent with `spacing'.