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Study Report

Study Number: QP-003-003-1-1-United States-DPLS-1955

Subject Area: Family Planning and Fertility

Bibliographic Citation: Growth of American families: single women, 1955.  [machine-readable data file] / Campbell, Arthur A.  [principal investigator(s)] / Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin. Data and Program Library Service  [distributor].

Comments: These data and their documentation available for viewing and downloading on the DPLS Online Archive. Please visit the Integrated Fertility Survery Series ( at ICPSR to view other families and fertility studies in the United States.

Access Status: Unrestricted access.

Documentation: 1 volume hard copy. Documentation scanned for archival preservation in PDF and TIFF format, 6/97.

Abstract: This study focuses on attitudes towards fertility and family planning of white single women aged 18 to 24. This sample was part of a larger survey of child-bearing age women, which represented a national inquiry into the determinants of fertility, nature and social location of family planning and its relationship to demographic performance. Due to obvious differences between the two groups, a separate questionnaire was developed for single women. Attitudes toward marriage, contraception, and children, as well as information on peer groups, were collected, along with standard demographic data. The original data were collected in 1955 by the principal investigators and put into machine-readable form by John Modell. Modell's project in historical demography explored the personal projections and public ideologies regarding family building.

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