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|Title:||Growth of American Families Study, 1960|
|Primary Investigator(s):||Campbell, A., J. Patterson, P. Whelpton|
|Abstract:||Women were asked questions about fertility and contraception, including contraceptive use and pregnancy histories, opinions on childbearing and childrearing, expectation of further children, etc. Background information such as marital history, education, income, religion, social characteristics, and place of residence was also collected. Contraceptive information, including methods used (but no dates of use), is recorded for the first 12 pregnancy intervals and the open interval. Outcomes and dates are recorded for all pregnancies.|
|Universe:||Currently married white women aged 18-44, living in private households, who were either living with their husbands or temporarily separated because of husband's military service. Previously married white women aged 23-44, who were married and living with husband in 1955 (except for temporary separation due to military service) Currently married nonwhite women aged 18-39, living with husband, except for military service|