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Workshop on the Biodemography of Fertility and Family Behavior.

Offspring : human fertility behavior in biodemographic perspective : proceedings of a workshop / Kenneth W. Wachter, Rodolfo A. Bulatao, editors.

p. cm.

“Panel for the Workshop on the Biodemography of Fertility and Family Behavior.”

Includes bibliographical references and index.

ISBN 0-309-08718-X

1. Fertility, Human—Congresses. 2. Demography—Congresses. I. Title: Human fertility behavior in biodemographic perspective. II. Wachter, Kenneth W. III. Bulatao, Rodolfo A., 1944- IV. Title.

QP251.W665 2003

304.6’32—dc21

2003000077

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Suggested citation: National Research Council. (2003). Offspring: Human Fertility Behavior in Biodemographic Perspective. Panel for the Workshop on the Biodemography of Fertility and Family Behavior. Kenneth W. Wachter and Rodolfo A. Bulatao, eds. Committeee on Population, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.



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