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What explains the heritability of completed fertility? Evidence from two large twin studies

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In modern societies, individual differences in completed fertility are linked with genotypic differences between individuals. Explaining the heritability of completed fertility has been inconclusive, with alternative explanations centering on family formation timing, pursuit of education, or other psychological traits. We use the twin subsample from the Midlife Development in the United States study (MIDUS) and the TwinsUK study to examine these issues. In total, 2,606 adult twin pairs report...

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Peer reviewed

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10.1007/s10519-016-9805-3

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Institution:
University of Oxford
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SSD
Department:
Sociology
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Nuffield College
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Publisher:
Springer Verlag Publisher's website
Journal:
Behavior Genetics Journal website
Publication date:
2016-08-13
Acceptance date:
2016-08-08
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1573-3297
ISSN:
0001-8244
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638883
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uuid:f5d43130-148e-4cbd-b3aa-5d1d8d3fb2a1
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2016-08-17

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