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Childlessness in Europe: Contexts, Causes, and Consequences

Publication year: 2017

ISBN: 978-3-319-44667-7

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This open access book provides an overview of childlessness throughout Europe. It offers a collection of papers written by leading demographers and sociologists that examine contexts, causes, and consequences of childlessness in countries throughout the region.The book features data from all over Europe. It specifically highlights patterns of childlessness in Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Finland, Sweden, Austria and Switzerland. An additional chapter on childlessness in the United States puts the European experience in perspective. 

Subject: Social Sciences, Biographical patterns, Childlessness throughout Europe, Determinants of lifelong childlessness, Increasing childlessness, Life course dynamics, Role of Economic uncertainty, Fertility and assisted reproduction, Demography, Population Economics, Sociology, general