The Springer Series on Demographic Methods and Population Analysis

Analyzing Contemporary Fertility

Editors: Schoen, Robert (Ed.)

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  • Provides a cutting edge analyses of the changing fertility dynamics
  • Includes theory, context, and determinants of contemporary human reproduction
  • Describes new determinants such as religion and multi-partner fertility
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This edited volume offers state-of-the-art research on the dynamics of contemporary fertility by examining the implications of the economic and social forces that are driving the rapid change in fertility behavior, and the changing context, determinants, and measurement of contemporary human reproduction. The volume explores new theoretical avenues that seek to incorporate uncertainty, examine social contagion effects, and explain the rise in childlessness. Reproductive attitudes are re-examined in chapters that deal with models of parenthood and with the persistence of race-ethnic-nativity differences. A new and important subject of multi-partner fertility is also described by examining it in the context of total fertility and from the usually neglected perspective of men. The impact of divorce on fertility, the measurement of childlessness and the postponement of first births, developments in assortative mating and fertility, and current patterns of interracial fertility are also addressed in this volume. By combining up-to-date research spanning the entire field to illuminate contemporary developments, the book is a valuable source for demographers, sociologists, economists, and all those interested in understanding fertility in today's world.

About the authors

Robert Schoen received a Ph.D. degree in Demography from the University of California Berkeley in 1972. He has been a Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Johns Hopkins University, and Penn State University, where he was the Hoffman Professor of Family Sociology and Demography. In 2004, he received the Mindel Sheps Award in Mathematical Demography / Demographic Methods from the Population Association of America.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-5

    Schoen, Robert

  • Social Capital, Gender Competition, and the Resurgence of Childlessness

    Pages 9-24

    Schoen, Robert (et al.)

  • Uncertainty and Narratives of the Future: A Theoretical Framework for Contemporary Fertility

    Pages 25-47

    Vignoli, Daniele (et al.)

  • Social Contagion Effects in Fertility: Theory and Analytical Strategy

    Pages 49-64

    Balbo, Nicoletta (et al.)

  • Context of Interracial Childbearing in the United States

    Pages 65-87

    Qian, Zhenchao (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Analyzing Contemporary Fertility
Editors
  • Robert Schoen
Series Title
The Springer Series on Demographic Methods and Population Analysis
Series Volume
51
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-48519-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-48519-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-48518-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-48521-4
Series ISSN
1389-6784
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 306
Number of Illustrations
41 b/w illustrations
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