This comprehensive bibliography abstracts 364 articles concerning the fertility-related attitudes and behavior of Hispanics in the United States. Compiled as part of a research program designed to improve the knowledge of these topics among Hispanic adolescents, this carefully constructed reference surveys articles written during the past fifteen years on Hispanic attitudes concerning marital status, sexual activity, pregnancy, abortion, childbearing, and contraception. The work is organized into subject headings under the broad categories of Fertility Determinants, Pregnancy and Fertility, Fertility Regulation, Consequences of Childbearing, and General Topics.
Preface Introduction Fertility Determinants Pregnancy and Fertility Fertility Regulation Consequences of Childbearing General Topics Author Index Subject Index
Reviews Because the Hispanic population in the United States is rapidly growing, interest in the childbearing attitudes and behavior of this group is also increasing. Yet accessing material on this subject is difficult since the information is listed under various headings and requires the use of many reference tools and databases. As a solution to this problem, this present work organizes and identifies existing research on fertility behavior and its consequences among the Hispanic people. By knowing what has been published the user can identify further areas requiring research. This selected bibliography, covering works from 1970 to 1986, contains abstracts of articles, unpublished papers, chapters from books, and a limited number of dissertations. These abstracts are organized according to five broad categories: fertility determinants, pregnancy and fertility, fertility regulation, consequences of childbearing, and general topics. These categories are further subdivided into more specific subjects. Because many researchers are particularly interested in the adolescent, the compiler has marked these entries with asterisks. Another feature is that the country of origin of the Hispanic people who were studied is in boldface type. Since the annotations are extensive, the user can get the overall theme of each annotated item. In addition there are narratives introducing most sections, describing the content, and indentifying in boldface type specific variables included in that section. Throughout the narrative introductions the compiler also points out areas for future study, such as as cross-cultural studies and sexual activity. Finally, there are both subject and author indexes which enables the user easily to access items.—ARBA