childbearing period


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childbearing period

Etymology: AS, cild + beran, to bear; Gk, peri, around, hodos, way
the reproductive period in a woman's life, from puberty to menopause. It is the time during which she is physiologically able to conceive children.

childbearing period

The period in the life of the female puberty to menopause during which she is capable of procreation.
See also: period
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The illustration is simplified by assuming that if a woman delays childbearing, the foregone births are redistributed across the remaining childbearing periods of her life in proportion to the baseline birth rates for each age period.
In the remaining childbearing periods, women who did not delay childbearing in order to undertake investment continue having children at the benchmark rates.
As described earlier, the women who delay childbearing do not reduce lifetime births, but redistribute childbearing over the remaining three childbearing periods, resulting in age-specific birth rates equal to lifetime birth rates multiplied by [[theta].