Ethnic Dimensions of Guatemala’s Stalled Transition: A Parity-Specific Analysis of Ladino and Indigenous Fertility Regimes

Kathryn Grace, Stuart Sweeney

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    Abstract

    In some contemporary populations, fertility levels appear to plateau, with women maintaining a consistently high level of fertility for a relatively extended period. Because this plateau does not reflect the historical patterns observed in Europe, the focus of most studies on fertility patterns, mechanisms underlying the plateau and the reinstatement of a decline have not been fully explored and are not fully understood. Through the construction of fertility histories of 25,000 women using multiple years of health survey data, we analyze some of the components of stalled fertility as they pertain to Guatemala, the only Central American country to have experienced a stalled fertility decline.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)117-137
    Number of pages21
    JournalDemography
    Volume53
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Feb 1 2016

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    © 2016, Population Association of America.

    Keywords

    • Ethnicity
    • Fertility transition
    • Guatemala
    • Parity

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