Decisions to Have Children in Late 20th and Early 21st Century Australia A Qualitative Analysis /

This book explores the process of decision-making around having children in a sample of 115 men, women and couples for whom family formation was a recent past, current or imminent future issue. The discussion is initially focused on the extent to which parenthood was contemplated in late adolescence...

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Main Author: Carmichael, Gordon. (Author,
Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Format: Electronic eBook
Published: Dordrecht : Springer Netherlands : Imprint: Springer, 2013.
Edition:1st ed. 2013.
Series:SpringerBriefs in Population Studies,
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Table of Contents:
  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Explicit and Implicit Decision-making
  • Context–Delayed Childbearing
  • The Qualitative Data.-  Contemplating Families
  • Early thought about having children
  • Discussion of children during courtship
  • Determining Family Size
  • How meaningful are early ‘expected’ family sizes?.-The process
  • The First Child.-The ‘Obligatory’ Second Child
  • The Discretionary Third Child
  • Fourth Children–Negative Reactions, Practical Issues
  • Discussion
  • Acknowledgements
  • References .