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Changing gender roles and attitudes to family formation in Ireland

Author: Margret Fine-Davis
Publisher: Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2017.
Series: Irish society.
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Recent decades have witnessed major changes in gender roles and family patterns, as well as a falling birth rate in Ireland and the rest of Europe. While the traditional family is now being replaced in many cases by new family forms, we do not know the reasons why people are making the choices they are and whether or not these choices are leading to greater well-being. While demographic research has attempted to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version :
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Margret Fine-Davis
ISBN: 9781526115362 1526115360
OCLC Number: 971036064
Notes: Previously issued in print: 2016.
Target Audience: Specialized.
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white)
Contents: 1. Changing gender roles and family formation : overview of key issues and previous research1 --
2. Method --
3. Attitudes to gender roles --
4. Family formation : attitudes and behaviour --
5. Attitudes to having children and childlessness --
6. People's priorities and values --
7. Attitudes to social policies relevant to family formation --
8. Predictors of family status --
9. Predictors of ideal and expected family size --
10. The effect of family status on well-being --
11. Summary and discussion.
Series Title: Irish society.
Responsibility: Margret Fine-Davis.

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Recent decades have witnessed major changes in gender roles and family patterns, as well as a falling birth rate in Ireland and the rest of Europe. While the traditional family is now being replaced in many cases by new family forms, we do not know the reasons why people are making the choices they are and whether or not these choices are leading to greater well-being. While demographic research has attempted to explain the new trends in family formation and fertility, there has been little research on people's attitudes to family formation and having children. This book presents the results of the first major study to examine people's attitudes to family formation and childbearing in Ireland.

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