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Table 1: Descriptive statistics.

 

Percent of respondents belonging to category

Country

Survey Year

N (Sample)

A

B

C

Austria

1995-96

1284

61.4

9.2

29.4

Belgium

1991-92

1542

47.3

12.8

39.9

Czech Rep.

1997

737

55.9

7.9

36.2

Finland

1989-90-92

1155

36.8

21.2

42.0

France

1994

970

39.8

13.1

47.1

E-Germany

1992

1358

71.7

3.2

25.0

W-Germany

1992

759

52.0

7.0

41.0

Hungary

1992-93

1813

66.0

5.2

28.8

Italy

1995-96

962

61.6

11.6

26.8

Latvia

1995

853

48.9

11.4

39.7

Lithuania

1994-95

1001

60.2

14.6

25.2

Norway

1988-89

1132

42.3

11.8

45.9

Poland

1991

2119

53.3

5.5

41.2

Portugal

1997

1483

60.4

8.7

30.9

Slovenia

1994-95

1364

55.1

19.2

25.7

Spain

1994-95

1060

48.4

18.2

33.4

Sweden

1992-93

1305

38.9

20.3

40.8

Switzerland

1994-95

1377

44.3

8.7

47.0

Category A: Respondent has two children and reports to have no desire for additional children.
Category B: Respondent has two children and reports the desire for more children.
Category C: Respondent has more than two children, or two children and reports current pregnancy.

Samples consist of women 25-39 years old, currently living in a partnership, and having already two or more children.


Table 2: Results of ordered probit regressions for 17 European FFS countries (Coefficients for other covariates are not displayed. Standard errors are in parentheses.)

 

Country

MODEL 1

MODEL 2

 

Mixed vs. same sex composition

boy-boy

girl-girl

Test of coefficients (Model 2)

Austria

.183 **
(.072)

.186 **
(.085)

.180 **
(.089)

Belgium

.120 *
(.064)

.069
(.076)

.189 **
(.081)

Czech Republic

.291 ***
(.095)

.398 ***
(.113)

.163
(.121)

*

Finland

.016
(.070)

-.048
(.086)

.075
(.084)

France

.126
(.087)

.025
(.104)

.218 **
(.107)

E-Germany

.141 *
(.077)

.232 **
(.091)

.052
(.097)

W-Germany

.049
(.097)

.136
(.115)

-.050
(.118)

Hungary

.166 ***
(062)

.185 **
(.074)

.141 *
(.080)

Italy

.273 ***
(.084)

.236 **
(.100)

.317 ***
(.105)

Latvia

.238 ***
(.086)

.225 **
(.104)

.252 **
(.108)

Lithuania

.286 ***
(.079)

.387 ***
(.092)

.152
(.102)

**

Norway

.065
(.076)

.141
(.091)

.010
(.094)

Poland

.082
(.079)

.035
(.092)

.144
(.100)

Portugal

.093
(.067)

.162 **
(.080)

-.004
(.085)

*

Slovenia

.175 ***
(.065)

.188 **
(.077)

.161 *
(.083)

Spain

.194 ***
(.075)

.172 *
(.088)

.224 **
(.093)

Sweden

.165 **

(.068)

.188 **

(.081)

.123

(.087)

Switzerland

.186 ***
(.067)

.195 **
(.080)

.189 **
(.084)

 

*** p<0.01; ** p<0.05; * p<0.1

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Gender Preferences for Children in Europe: Empirical Results from 17 FFS Countries
Karsten Hank and Hans-Peter Kohler
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