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Title The future of motherhood in western societies : late fertility and its consequences / Gijs Beets, Joop Schippers, Egbert R. te Velde, editors
Published Dordrecht ; New York : Springer, [2011]
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 222 pages)
Contents Machine generated contents note: 1. Introduction / Egbert R. te Velde -- 2. Is Women's Emancipation Still Compatible with Motherhood in Western Societies? / Egbert R. te Velde -- 3. Males and Females: The Big Little Difference / Jan A.R.A.M. van Hooff -- 4. Sexual Differentiation of the Human Brain and Male/Female Behaviour / Dick F. Swaab -- 5. On the Societal Impact of Modern Contraception / Dirk J. van de Kaa -- 6. Demography of the Age at First Birth: The Close Relationship between Having Children and Postponement / Gijs Beets -- 7. Economic Rationality of Late Parenthood / Joop Schippers -- 8. Complexity of Parenthood in Modern Societies / Ingrid Doorten -- 9. Importance of Children and Families in Welfare States / Gøsta Esping-Andersen -- 10. Post-career Mom: Reproductive Technology and the Promise of Reproductive Choice / Elisabeth Beck-Gernsheim -- 11. On Delayed Fatherhood: The Social and Subjective "Logics" at Work in Men's Lives (a UK Study) / Joanne Kellett Nee Procter -- 12. Women's Lifestyle Preferences in the 21st Century: Implications for Family Policy / Catherine Hakim -- 13. Future of Motherhood: Conclusions and Discussion / Egbert R. te Velde
Summary Most people value to have children still highly. But what is the optimal moment to have the first? The decision on having children or not and if yes on the timing of the first is one of the most difficult ones to make, also because it more or less coincides with various other heavy decisions on shaping the life course (like on union formation, labour market career, housing accommodation, etc.). People realise that having children will fundamentally change their life and in order to fit this unknown and irreversible adventure perfectly into their life course postponement of the first birth is a
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Subject Fertility, Human.
Form Electronic book
Author Beets, Gijs.
Schippers, Johannes Jan, 1956-
Velde, E. R. te.
ISBN 9048189683 (print)
9048189691 (electronic bk.)
9789048189687 (print)
9789048189694 (electronic bk.)