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Fig. 2

From: Marital fertility patterns and nonmarital birth ratios: an integrated approach

Fig. 2

The marital birth ratio, bw, vs. the calculated marital birth ratio based off marriage and fertility data for all 5-year age groups and years of 1980, 1985, 1990, 1995, and 2000 for two US populations, a African-American women and b White American women. Colors of points indicate the age groups of 15–19 (black), 20–24 (green), 25–29 (orange), 30–34 (red), 35–39 (blue), and 40–44 (gray). R2 > 0.99 for White American women of all ages and African American women minus the 40–44 age group. Inclusion of the possibly erroneous 40–44 age group lowers R2 to 0.73 for African-American women. Note that while R2 is high for these data as well, they are not directly comparable to Fig. 1 due to aggregation of age groups in Fig. 2 (due to less data) versus a separation of age groups in Fig. 1. They demonstrate that the same relationship holds however both within and between age groups. Data from (Ventura and Bachrach (2000); Martin et al. (2002); National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) (2006); Martin et al. (2017)). In c, a similar analysis is done for Japanese women with data from 1950, 1960, 1970, 1980, 1990, 1995, 2000, 2005, and 2010 with the same colors representing age brackets as the US populations. Data fits an R2 of 0.36. Data from National Institute of Population and Social Security Research (NIPSSR) (2012). See details in Appendix

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