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Future of motherhood in western societies.

Author: Gijs Beets
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Springer, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text offers a holistic overview of the process of postponing the birth of a first child. It argues that couples can create supportive arrangements according to personal preferences and thereby  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gijs Beets
ISBN: 9400790244 9789400790247
OCLC Number: 902766094
Contents: Preface.- Introduction.- Chapter 1: Is women's emancipation still compatible with motherhood on Western societies? Egbgert R. te Velde.- Chapter 2: Males and females: the big little difference: Jan A.R.A.M. van Hooff.- Chapter 3: Sexual differentiation of the human brain and male/female behaviour: Dick F. Swaab.- Chapter 4: On the societal impact of mdern contraception: Dirk J. van de Kaa.- Chapter 5: The demography of the age at first birth: the close relationship between having children and postponement: Gijs Beets.- Chapter 6: The economic rationality of late parenthood: Joop Schippers.- Chapter 7: The complexity of parenthood in modern societies: Anneke van Doorne-Huiskes & Ingrid Doorten.- Chapter 8: The importance of children and families in welfare states: Gcsta Esping-Andersen.- Chapter 9: The post-career mom: reproductive technology and the promise of reproductive choice: Elisabeth Beck-Gernsheim.- Chapter 10: On delayed fatherhood: the social and subjective 'logics' at work in men's lives (a UK study): Karen Henwood.- Fiona Shirani & Joanne Kellett.- Chapter 11: Women's lifestyle preferences in the 21st century: Catherine Hakim.- Chapter 12: The future of motherhood: conclusions and discussion.- Annex. List of authors.

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