Higher-Order Fertility Among Urban Fathers

Research BriefFamiliesMar 6 2009

Examines factors associated with fathering a higher-order birth (three or more children) and compares these factors to those predicting any subsequent birth. Study provides continuing evidence that several aspects of men’s lives in urban contexts have important influences on their decisions to have a higher-order birth, and suggests that policies or programs that address fertility issues should include fathers where and when feasible.