The End of Children?: Changing Trends in Childbearing and Childhood

The End of Children?: Changing Trends in Childbearing and Childhood

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The End of Children?: Changing Trends in Childbearing and Childhood by Nathanael Lauster

Concerns about declining fertility rates are matched only by fears that childhood is being destroyed by modern parenting practices. This multidisciplinary volume offers a more balanced, less alarmist perspective on the meanings and implications of these issues. Contrary to predictions about the end of children and the end of childhood, these investigations of developments in Canada and the United States, and to a lesser extent elsewhere in the world, show that fertility rates and ideas about children and childhood are not uniform but rather vary around the globe based on factors such as time, culture, class, income, and age.

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ISBN-13: 9780774821933
Publisher: University of Washington Press
Publication date: 07/17/2012
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.54(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Nathanael Lauster is an assistant professor ofsociology at the University of British Columbia. GrahamAllan is professor emeritus of sociology at Keele Universityin the United Kingdom.Contributors: Graham Allan, Anita Ilta Garey, MonaGleason, Edward Kruk, Nathanael Lauster, Megan Lemmon, Todd F. Martin,Adena B.K. Miller, Jay Teachman, Nicholas W. Townsend, Rebecca L.Upton, James M. White, Mira Whyman, and Jing Zhao.

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