The New Population Problem: Why Families in Developed Countries Are Shrinking and What It Means

The New Population Problem: Why Families in Developed Countries Are Shrinking and What It Means

by Alan Booth, Ann C. Crouter

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ISBN-13: 9781135612160
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 05/06/2005
Series: Penn State University Family Issues Symposia Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 192
File size: 1 MB

Table of Contents

Contents: Preface. Part I: Contemporary Patterns and Trends in U.S. Fertility: Where Have We Come From, and Where Are We Headed? S.P. Morgan, K. Hagewen, Is Very Low Fertility Inevitable in America? Insights and Forecasts From an Integrative Model of Fertility. R.K. Raley, The Role Of Nonmarital Births in Sustaining Replacement Fertility in the United States. M.B. Tucker, When the Rule Applies: Commentary on "Is Very Low Fertility Inevitable in America?" S.M. Bianchi, Time and Money: Market Work, Nonmarket Work, Gender Equality, and Fertility. Part II: How Do Social and Cultural Values and Attitudes Shape Fertility Patterns in the Developed World? J.S. Barber, W.G. Axinn, How Do Attitudes Shape Childbearing in the United States? S. Lundberg, Childbearing Decisions: Can Attitude Measures Play a Role in Casual Modeling? H-P. Kohler, Attitudes and Low Fertility: Reflections Based on Danish Twin Data. D.F. Alwin, Attitudes, Beliefs, and Childbearing. Part III: How and Why Is Fertility Tied to Marriage--Or Not? E. Thompson, Partnerships and Parenthood: A Comparative View of Cohabitation, Marriage, and Childbearing. S. Jaffee, Partnership Stability and Marital Outcomes in a Representative UK Sample. H.B. Presser, The Importance of Gender Relations for Understanding Low Fertility and Single Motherhood. N.S. Landale, The Changing Partnership Context of Parenthood: Where Do Researchers Go From Here? Part IV: What Are the Long-Term Consequences of Current Fertility Trends for Individuals, Families, and Society. C. Bachrach, R. King, A. Yuan, Children as Private and Public Goods: Implications of Fertility Trends. L. White, Creating the Next Generation: Whose Responsibility? D.T. Lichter, J. Wooton, The Concentration of Reproduction in Low-Fertility Societies: The Case of the United States. Panel Discussion: W.G. Axinn, C. Bachrach, J.S. Barber, D. Lichter, S.P. Morgan, E. Thomson, L. White, The Future of Low Fertility. T. St. Pierre, J.K. Dariotis, Understanding Low Fertility: The Impact of Life-Course Competition on Fertility Behavior in Developed Nations.

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