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Thinking about children : sociology and fertility in post-war England

Author: Joan Busfield; Michael Paddon
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1977.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Originally published in 1977, this book offered an account of a research programme designed to explain the changes in fertility in post-war England.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Joan Busfield; Michael Paddon
ISBN: 0521214025 9780521214025
OCLC Number: 3083710
Notes: Includes indexes.
Description: xii, 312 pages : diagrams ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface; 1. Introduction; Part I. The Theoretical Debate: 2. Malthusian theories of population; 3. Utilitarian theories of fertility; 4. The foundations for a theory; Part II. Research Design: 5. A natural history of the research; 6. A chapter of errors; 7. Survey research; Part III. Marriage and childbearing in post-war England; 8. Marriage; 9. Thinking about children; 10. Images of family life; 11. Uncertainty, negotiation and change; 12. Controlling births; 13. Trends in family size and spacing; Appendix A. The samples; Appendix B. Interview schedule for the pilot study; References; Index.
Responsibility: Joan Busfield, Michael Paddon.
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