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Notes: 1) Only significant coefficients shown.

2) Coefficients are from fully specified models controlling for all family structure, human capital,

socioeconomic background, and demographic characteristics included in table 2.

3) * Significant differences by race were determined from a pooled model testing race interactions.



Table 5. Percent Change in the Likelihood of Remaining Childless (vs. becoming a mother), by Race & Marriage

 

White

Black

Race Difference


 

Single

Married

Single

Married

Significant?*

Reproductive History
















Duration (from age at menarche)

-11%

-11%

-12%

-12%

No

Previous Abortion

55%

55%

19%

19%

Yes

Previous Miscarriage

22%

22%

71%

71%

Yes

Infecundity Issues

NS

31%

NS

NS

No

Sterilized

1312%

1312%

894%

894%

No

Human Capital
















High School Graduate

242%

86%

67%

67%

Yes

Some College

272%

109%

126%

30%

No

College Degree

1319%

227%

233%

62%

Yes

Part-time Employment

NS

NS

42%

42%

Yes

Full-time Employment

NS

NS

NS

NS

No

Socioeconomic Characteristics
















Mother College Graduate

11%

11%

NS

NS

No

Mother Full-time Worker

NS

NS

NS

NS

No

Below 150% Poverty

NS

NS

-23%

-23%

Yes

Church Attendance

NS

NS

NS

NS

No

Demographic Characteristics
















Latina

-12%

-12%

NS

NS

No

Immigrant

22%

22%

NS

NS

No

NSFG Cycle

-22%

64%

NS

26%

Yes
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