The Springer Series on Demographic Methods and Population Analysis

Male Fertility Patterns and Determinants

Authors: Zhang, Li

  • One of the first books to introduce male fertility patterns and determinants
  • Applies longitudinal and cross-sectional methodologies to systematically examine patterns and determinants at aggregate and individual levels
  • Presents male and female fertility differentials to help construct male fertility theories
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About this book

This book discusses the biological, methodological and sociological issues that have caused men to be overlooked in demographic and sociological literature of fertility. It explores the patterns and determinants of male fertility and studies male fertility rates as compared to those of females in 43 countries and places, over time. Data used in the aggregate level analysis come from multiple sources, including the 2001 United Nations Demographic Yearbook, the 1964 to 2004 Taiwan-Fukien Demographic Yearbooks, and National Statistics Reports by the Statistics Bureau of Republic of China. To explore male fertility determinants, the book analyzes individual data from the 2002 National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG) in the United States. The findings presented here demonstrate that male fertility differs from female fertility in both rates and determinants, which suggests that female fertility cannot fully represent human fertility.

Reviews

From the reviews:

“Fertility is often considered as a female concern by social scientists and even by policy makers. … Men, for their part, are considered to play a minor role in fertility decisions and behaviors. … a systematic attempt to compare male and female fertility across time and space. … Zhang’s monograph is a pioneering study that opens up further questions on male and female fertility.” (Jean-Marie Le Goff, European Journal of Population, Vol. 28, 2012)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction and Overview

    Zhang, Li

    Pages 3-10

  • Review of Male Fertility Literature

    Zhang, Li

    Pages 11-23

  • Data and Methods

    Zhang, Li

    Pages 25-37

  • A Cross-Sectional Analysis of Male and Female Fertility in 43 Countries and Places, 1990–1998

    Zhang, Li

    Pages 41-56

  • Male and Female Fertility in Taiwan: Trends and Transitions, 1975–2004

    Zhang, Li

    Pages 57-79

Buy this book

eBook $159.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-90-481-8939-7
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $209.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-90-481-8938-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $209.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-3441-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Male Fertility Patterns and Determinants
Authors
Series Title
The Springer Series on Demographic Methods and Population Analysis
Series Volume
27
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-8939-7
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-8939-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-8938-0
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-3441-8
Series ISSN
1389-6784
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 208
Topics