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Journal:   JOURNAL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES OF SHIRAZ UNIVERSITY   SUMMER 2006 , Volume 24 , Number 2 (47); Page(s) 129 To 146.
 
Paper: 

SEX PREFERENCES AND THE DESIRE OF MARRIED WOMEN FOR FERTILTY BEHAVIOR: A CASE STUDY CARRIED OUT IN TEHRAN

 
 
Author(s):  MANSOURIAN S.M.K., KHOUSHNEVIS A.
 
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Abstract: 

In this Study, our purpose is to present some evidences about and concerned with the effects of married women's sex preferences on their desire for fertility behaviors. The theoretical framework of this research consists of the theories of the value of children and cultural theories of fertility. Data were gathered from 550 married women living in Tehran, by using the survey method, oral interview technique and structured questionnaires. The main purpose of the present study is to specify the effects of the desired sex composition on women's fertility behavior. For this purpose a variety of statistical techniques, in particular regression and logistic regression were exerted. The discriminate analysis showed that from among the variables related to the individual characteristics, "women's age" and "women's education", from those related to demographical characteristics "total number of children", "duration of marriage", "the number of female children" and "the sex composition of children, "and from the variables related to attitudes "the evaluation of the sex composition of children based upon sex preferences' and "the number of the desired children" had a crucial effect in clarifying the women's fertility behavior. Also, the multivariate analysis adopted in the Logistic Regression model showed that variables as "the evaluation of sex composition of children on the basis of sex preferences", "duration of marriage" and "husband's place of birth" contribute to predicting the married women's desire for fertility behavior and these variables collectively can predict correctly the dependent variable of this study in about 84 percent of the cases.

 
Keyword(s): FERTILITY BEHAVIOR, SEX PREFERENCE, TENDENCY TO FERTILITY BEHAVIOR, DESIRED SEX COMPOSITION
 
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