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The social meaning of children and fertility change in Europe

Anne Lise Ellingsæter; An-Magritt Jensen; Merete Lie


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  • Title:
    The social meaning of children and fertility change in Europe
  • Author: Anne Lise Ellingsæter; An-Magritt Jensen; Merete Lie
  • Description: Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; List of illustrations; Notes on contributors; 1 The social meaning of children and fertility change; 2 The politics of parenting: the meaning of children, the meaning of work; 3 Economic risk, fertility and the welfare state: understanding individual rationales; 4 Flexible work: implications for the social meaning of children; 5 Patterns of partnership and parenthood: experiences, approaches and readiness towards commitment and creating a family
    6 The cultural ideal of the joint decision: illuminating values of individuality and relationality of the child choice7 The non-modern child? Ambivalence about parenthood among young adults; 8 Rising fertility, fewer fathers: crossroads of networks, gender and class; 9 Changing fertility behaviour across two generations: the role of gender and class; 10 From mothers to daughters: intergenerational transmission of fertility norms; 11 The social meaning of children embedded in institutions and personal relations; Index
    Low fertility in Europe has given rise to the notion of a 'fertility crisis'. This book shifts the attention from fertility decline to why people do have children, asking what children mean to them. It investigates what role children play in how young adults plan their lives, and why and how young adults make the choices they do. The book aims to expand our comprehension of the complex structures and cultures that influence reproductive choice, and explores three key aspects of fertility choices:the processes towards having (or not having) children, and how
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge
  • Format: 1 online resource (201 p.).
  • Identifier: ISBN 0-203-07063-1;ISBN 1-299-28044-7;ISBN 1-135-09214-1
  • Subjects: Children -- Europe; Fertility, Human -- Europe; Electronic books
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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