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Decisions to Have Children in Late 20th and Early 21st Century Australia

A Qualitative Analysis

Authors: Carmichael, Gordon A.

  • Takes a qualitative approach to the topic of family formation
  • Compares decision-making at different parity progressions
  • Offers a human element unusual in other references, by liberally quoting the informants
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This book explores the process of decision-making around having children in a sample of 115 men, women and couples for whom family formation was a recent past, current or imminent future issue. The discussion is initially focused on the extent to which parenthood was contemplated in late adolescence and during the relationship formation/courtship process, and the process by which family sizes are determined. Decision-making associated with having first, second, third and fourth children is then examined in chapters entitled The First Child; The ‘Obligatory’ Second Child; The Discretionary Third Child and Fourth Children – Negative Reactions, Practical Issues. Decisions to Have Children in Late 20th and Early 21st Century Australia offers a detailed coverage of a topic with resonances and implications that apply to contemporary cultures all around the world.   ​

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  • Decisions to Have Children in Late 20th and Early 21st Century Australia

    Carmichael, Gordon A.

    Pages 1-38

Buy this book

eBook $34.99
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-6079-0
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-6078-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Decisions to Have Children in Late 20th and Early 21st Century Australia
Book Subtitle
A Qualitative Analysis
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Population Studies
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-6079-0
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-6079-0
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-6078-3
Series ISSN
2211-3215
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
V, 41
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 b/w illustrations
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