Online Data Archive

Growth of American Families (GAF), 1955 and 1960

These studies focus on women's attitudes toward fertility and family planning in 1955 and 1960. A group of child-bearing age women in the nation was interviewed using an area probability sample procedure. Information about their attitudes toward marriage, contraception and children was collected. Additional demographic and socioeconomic variables were included to identify factors influencing their family planning and fertility decisions. For more information about the Growth of American Families studies and their data sets, please read the study descriptions for each of the years above.

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