Fertility, Living Arrangements, Care and Mobility: Understanding Population Trends and Processes - Volume 1 / Edition 1

Fertility, Living Arrangements, Care and Mobility: Understanding Population Trends and Processes - Volume 1 / Edition 1

by John Stillwell
     
 

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ISBN-10: 904818181X

ISBN-13: 9789048181810

Pub. Date: 11/05/2010

Publisher: Springer Netherlands

Many parts of the world are experiencing rapid demographic restructuring, resulting in an ageing population with increasingly significant work and care pressures on cohorts less able or willing to provide support. This book examines some of the important trends that have underpinned reductions in fertility, including delayed child-bearing and increased

Overview

Many parts of the world are experiencing rapid demographic restructuring, resulting in an ageing population with increasingly significant work and care pressures on cohorts less able or willing to provide support. This book examines some of the important trends that have underpinned reductions in fertility, including delayed child-bearing and increased childlessness. It demonstrates how relationships between partners have resulted in new living arrangements with changing attitudes from marriage to co-habitation as the social norm, and it considers the health and well-being for particular at risk groups such as the elderly and stepparents as well as aspects of mobility such as household migration and commuting to school.

The book brings together a series of studies that all involve quantitative analyses of secondary data from censuses, surveys or administrative records. The trends and patterns reported provide new and interesting insights into behaviour of the household and the roles of adults and children, and point to questions of critical importance for practitioners and policy makers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789048181810
Publisher:
Springer Netherlands
Publication date:
11/05/2010
Series:
Understanding Population Trends and Processes Series , #1
Edition description:
Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2009
Pages:
350
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.02(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword: Ian Diamond.- Preface.- 1 Fertility, living arrangements, care and mobility: Dylan Kneale, Ernestina Coast and John Stillwell.- 2 Delayed childbearing and childlessness: Roona Simpson.- 3 Women’s education and childbearing: a growing divide: Sarah Smith and Anita Ratcliffe.- 4 The timing of motherhood, mother’s employment and child outcomes: Kirstine Hansen, Heather Joshi and Denise Hawkes.- 5 Early parenthood: definition and prediction in two British cohorts: Dylan Kneale.- 6. Currently cohabiting: relationship attitudes, expectations and outcomes: Ernestina Coast.- 7. Living arrangements, health and well-being: Harriet Young and Emily Grundy.- 8 Stepparenting and mental health: Paul Boyle, Peteke Feijten, Zhiqiang Feng, Vernon Gayle and Elspeth Graham.- 9 Grandparents and the care of their grandchildren: Alison Smith Koslowski.- 10. Internal Migration and inter-households relationships: Oliver Duke-Williams.- 11. Exploring dimensions of school change during primary education: Joan Wilson.- Subject Index

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