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Childlessness in Europe: Contexts, Causes, and Consequences

Editors: Kreyenfeld, Michaela, Konietzka, Dirk (Eds.)

  • This open access book provides an overview of the recent trend of childlessness throughout Europe
  • Offers a collection of papers written by leading demographers and sociologists
  • Examines patterns, causes and contexts in countries throughout the region
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This open access book provides an overview of childlessness throughout Europe. It offers a collection of papers written by leading demographers and sociologists that examine contexts, causes, and consequences of childlessness in countries throughout the region.The book features data from all over Europe. It specifically highlights patterns of childlessness in Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Finland, Sweden, Austria and Switzerland. An additional chapter on childlessness in the United States puts the European experience in perspective. The book offers readers such insights as the determinants of lifelong childlessness, whether governments can and should counteract increasing childlessness, how the phenomenon differs across social strata and the role economic uncertainties play. In addition, the book also examines life course dynamics and biographical patterns, assisted reproduction as well as the consequences of childlessness. Childlessness has been increasing rapidly in most European countries in recent decades. This book offers readers expert analysis into this issue from leading experts in the field of family behavior. From causes to consequences, it explores the many facets of childlessness throughout Europe to present a comprehensive portrait of this important demographic and sociological trend.  

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • Analyzing Childlessness

    Kreyenfeld, Michaela (et al.)

    Pages 3-15

  • Childlessness in Europe: Reconstructing Long-Term Trends Among Women Born in 1900–1972

    Sobotka, Tomáš

    Pages 17-53

  • Childlessness in the UK

    Berrington, Ann

    Pages 57-76

  • Childlessness in France

    Köppen, Katja (et al.)

    Pages 77-95

  • Childlessness in East and West Germany: Long-Term Trends and Social Disparities

    Kreyenfeld, Michaela (et al.)

    Pages 97-114

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  • ISBN 978-3-319-44667-7
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-44665-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Childlessness in Europe: Contexts, Causes, and Consequences
Editors
  • Michaela Kreyenfeld
  • Dirk Konietzka
Series Title
Demographic Research Monographs
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-44667-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-44667-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-44665-3
Series ISSN
1613-5520
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 370
Number of Illustrations and Tables
86 b/w illustrations, 3 illustrations in colour
Additional Information
Partly translated of Ein Leben ohne Kinder, Springer, 2013.
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