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Childlessness in Europe: Contexts, Causes, and Consequences


ISBN: 978-3-319-44665-3 (Print) 978-3-319-44667-7 (Online)

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xi

  2. Childlessness in Europe: An Overview

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1

    2. Chapter

      Pages 3-15

      Analyzing Childlessness

    3. Chapter

      Pages 17-53

      Childlessness in Europe: Reconstructing Long-Term Trends Among Women Born in 1900–1972

  3. Country Studies

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 55-55

    2. Chapter

      Pages 57-76

      Childlessness in the UK

    3. Chapter

      Pages 77-95

      Childlessness in France

    4. Chapter

      Pages 97-114

      Childlessness in East and West Germany: Long-Term Trends and Social Disparities

    5. Chapter

      Pages 115-137

      Childlessness in Switzerland and Austria

    6. Chapter

      Pages 139-158

      Childlessness in Finland

    7. Chapter

      Pages 159-179

      Childlessness in the United States

  4. Women’s Education and Childlessness

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 181-181

    2. Chapter

      Pages 183-207

      Education and Childlessness: The Influence of Educational Field and Educational Level on Childlessness among Swedish and Austrian Women

    3. Chapter

      Pages 209-232

      Childlessness and Fertility Dynamics of Female Higher Education Graduates in Germany

  5. Fertility Ideals, Biographical Decisions and Assisted Reproduction

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 233-233

    2. Chapter

      Pages 235-251

      Fertility Ideals of Women and Men Across the Life Course

    3. Chapter

      Pages 253-267

      Childless at Age 30: A Qualitative Study of the Life Course Plans of Working Women in East and West Germany

    4. Chapter

      Pages 269-288

      Assisted Reproductive Technologies in Germany: A Review of the Current Situation

    5. Chapter

      Pages 289-309

      Assisted Reproductive Technology in Europe: Usage and Regulation in the Context of Cross-Border Reproductive Care

  6. Consequences of Childlessness

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 311-311

    2. Chapter

      Pages 313-330

      What’s a (Childless) Man Without a Woman? The Differential Importance of Couple Dynamics for the Wellbeing of Childless Men and Women in the Netherlands

    3. Chapter

      Pages 331-349

      Fertility and Women’s Old-Age Income in Germany

    4. Chapter

      Pages 351-368

      Childlessness and Intergenerational Transfers in Later Life

  7. Back Matter

    Pages 369-370