Reproductive Decision-Making in a Macro-Micro Perspective

Editors: Philipov, Dimiter, Liefbroer, Aart C., Klobas, Jane (Eds.)

  • Takes a new approach to understanding Europe’s fertility gap
  • Demonstrates how the macro-level environment affects micro-level decision-making
  • Provides new insights into how people make decisions about having children as well as how policies affect fertility
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About this book

This book provides new insights into the significant gap that currently exists between desired and actual fertility in Europe. It examines how people make decisions about having children and demonstrates how the macro-level environment affects micro-level decision-making.

Written by an international team of leading demographers and psychologists, the book presents the theoretical and methodological developments of a three-year, European Commission-funded project named REPRO (Reproductive Decision-Making in a Macro-Micro Perspective). It also provides an overview of the research conducted by REPRO researchers both during and after the project.

The book examines fertility intentions from quantitative and qualitative perspectives, demonstrates how the macro-level environment affects micro-level decision-making, and offers a multi-level analysis of fertility-related norms across Europe.

Overall, this book offers insight into how people make decisions to have children, when they are most likely to act on their decisions, and how different social and policy settings affect their decisions and actions. It will appeal to researchers, graduate students, and policy advisors with an interest in fertility, demography, and life-course decision making.

Reviews

“Reproductive Decision-Making in a Macro–Micro Perspective is an edited volume … that focuses on the gap between the desired number of children and actual fertility in a large number of European countries. … Reproductive Decision-Making is worth reading for those interested in family demography, from demographers and sociologists to policy makers, who want to become familiar with the REPRO project. All chapters are interesting in their own right and demonstrate various ways to analyse reproductive decision-making.” (Paul P. P. Rotering, European Journal of Population, Vol. 31, 2015)


Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Reproductive Decision-Making in a Macro-Micro Perspective: A Conceptual Framework

    Liefbroer, Aart C. (et al.)

    Pages 1-15

  • Institutional Settings of Childbearing

    Thévenon, Olivier

    Pages 17-39

  • Making the Decision to Have a Child

    Klobas, Jane E. (et al.)

    Pages 41-78

  • Influences on the Link Between Fertility Intentions and Behavioural Outcomes

    Spéder, Zsolt (et al.)

    Pages 79-112

  • Uncertain, Changing and Situated Fertility Intentions

    Bernardi, Laura (et al.)

    Pages 113-139

Buy this book

eBook $99.00
price for USA (gross)
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  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-017-9400-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: August 31, 2016
  • ISBN 978-94-024-0526-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Reproductive Decision-Making in a Macro-Micro Perspective
Editors
  • Dimiter Philipov
  • Aart C. Liefbroer
  • Jane Klobas
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht.
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-9401-5
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-9401-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-017-9400-8
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-0526-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 178
Number of Illustrations and Tables
40 b/w illustrations
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