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dc.contributor.editorKreyenfeld, Michaela
dc.contributor.editorKonietzka, Dirk
dc.date.accessioned2018-07-09 23:55
dc.date.accessioned2020-03-18 13:36:15
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-01T12:36:21Z
dc.date.available2020-04-01T12:36:21Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier1000237
dc.identifier.urihttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/29707
dc.description.abstractIn recent decades, levels of childlessness have been increasing rapidly in most European countries. German-speaking countries seem to be at the forefront of this development, as more than 20% of the women living in Germany, Switzerland, and Austria who are now reaching the end of their reproductive period will remain childless. But other European countries, such as the UK and Finland, also report high levels of childlessness. Eastern and Southern Europe did not have high levels of childlessness a decade ago, but are now seeing steady increases. This book provides an overview of the recent trend toward a “life without children” across Europe. It seeks answers to questions like: What are the determinants of childlessness in the twenty-first century? Is there an unbroken trend in childlessness, or is there evidence of trend reversals? How does the likelihood of remaining childless differ across social strata? To what extent do economic uncertainties affect childlessness? How do fertility desires evolve over the life course? To what extent does the situation of a woman’s partner affect her fertility decisions? How far can we push the biological limits of fertility? What role can assisted reproduction play in reducing childlessness? How many men fail to have children of their own? What impact can family policies have on fertility decisions? Can governments reverse the trend toward childlessness—and, if so, should they?
dc.languageEnglish
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDemographic Research Monographs
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::V Health & personal development::VF Family & health
dc.subject.otherChildlessness
dc.subject.otherDemography
dc.subject.otherAustria
dc.subject.otherFertility
dc.subject.otherFinland
dc.subject.otherGermany
dc.subject.otherSweden
dc.subject.otherSwitzerland
dc.titleChildlessness in Europe
dc.title.alternativeContexts, Causes, and Consequences
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.1007/978-3-319-44667-7
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy6c6992af-b843-4f46-859c-f6e9998e40d5
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_nameSpringer Nature
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_websitehttps://www.springernature.com/gp/products/books
oapen.relation.isFundedBy7292b17b-f01a-4016-94d3-d7fb5ef9fb79
virtual.oapen_relation_isFundedBy.grantor_name FP7 Ideas: European Research Council
oapen.relation.isbn9783319446653; 9783319446677
oapen.collectionEuropean Research Council (ERC)
oapen.pages367
oapen.grant.number324211
oapen.grant.acronymFAMILIES IN CONTEXT
oapen.grant.programFP7 SC39
oapen.notes2018-07-09 19:27:58, ERC funding for Chapter 15: What’s a (Childless) Man Without a Woman? The Differential Importance of Couple Dynamics for the Wellbeing of Childless Men and Women in the Netherlands by Renske Keizer, Katya Ivanova
oapen.remark.publicRelevant Wikipedia pages: Austria - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Austria; Childlessness - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Childlessness; Fertility - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fertility; Finland - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Finland; Germany - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Germany; Sweden - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sweden; Switzerland - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Switzerland


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