The Future of Motherhood in Western Societies

Late Fertility and its Consequences

Editors: Beets, Gijs, Schippers, Joop, 'te Velde, Egbert R. (Eds.)

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  • Contains an international team of experts trying to solve the old dilemma of how to make work and family life compatible Offers a new interdisciplinary look at shaping work and family life more smoothly Discusses how to balance careers and family in aging societies Addresses what is the best age to have the first child

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iMost couples wish to have children, but when is the best time to have the first child and when is postponement justified? The answers vary from couple to couple and involve many factors including conflicting goals of the parents, housing, career paths, income, parental leave policies and child care arrangements. Nonetheless, the biological clock never stops ticking, and assisted reproductive technology cannot guarantee a successful outcome.

 

This book offers a holistic overview of the process of postponement and its background in modern Western societies both at the personal and societal levels. It includes contributions from reproductive, evolutionary biological and neurological sciences as well as from the fields of demography, economics, sociology and psychology. It argues that governments could support couples by a cafeteria-like set of arrangements from which one can compose a package according to personal preferences that can facilitate to a break in the rising age of first motherhood.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

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eBook 101,14 €
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Hardcover 124,79 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-90-481-8968-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
Softcover 124,79 €
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-9024-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Future of Motherhood in Western Societies
Book Subtitle
Late Fertility and its Consequences
Editors
  • Gijs Beets
  • Joop Schippers
  • Egbert R. 'te Velde
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-8969-4
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-8969-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-8968-7
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9024-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 222
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