The End of Children?

The End of Children? : Changing Trends in Childbearing and Childhood

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This volume will be of interest to students, researchers, policy makers, and practitioners from a range of disciplines, from population health and child welfare to history, demography, and policy studies.
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  • Hardback | 212 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 19.05mm | 460g
  • Vancouver, Canada
  • English
  • 14 graphs and 3 tables
  • 0774821922
  • 9780774821926

Table of contents

Introduction / Nathanael Lauster and Graham Allan

1 Fertility Change in North America, 1950-2000 / Mira Whyman, Megan Lemmon, and Jay Teachman

2 Changing Children and Changing Cultures: Immigration as a Source of Fertility and the Assumptions of Assimilation / Nathanael Lauster, Todd F. Martin, and James M. White

3 Using Infertility, Useful Fertility: Cultural Imperatives on the Value of Children in the United States / Rebecca L. Upton

4 The Performance of Motherhood and Fertility Decline: A Stage Props Approach / Nathanael Lauster

5 Parenthood, Immortality, and the End of Childhood / Nicholas W. Townsend

6 Leaving Home: An Example of the Disappearance of Childhood and Its End as a Predictable Set of Uniform Experiences / Adena B.K. Miller

7 The Disappearance of Parents from Children's Lives: The Cumulative Effects of Child Care, Child Custody, and Child Welfare Policies in Canada / Edward Kruk

8 Navigating the Pedagogy of Failure: Medicine, Education, and the Disabled Child in English Canada, 1900-45 / Mona Gleason

9 Pathologizing Childhood / Anita Ilta Garey

Conclusion: From Children to Child: Ending in China / Jing Zhao, Nathanael Lauster, and Graham Allan

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About Nathanael Lauster

Nathanael Lauster is an assistant professor of sociology at the University of British Columbia. Graham Allan is professor emeritus of sociology at Keele University in the United Kingdom.

Contributors: Graham Allan, Anita Ilta Garey, Mona Gleason, Edward Kruk, Nathanael Lauster, Megan Lemmon, Todd F. Martin, Adena B.K. Miller, Jay Teachman, Nicholas W. Townsend, Rebecca L. Upton, James M. White, Mira Whyman, and Jing Zhao.
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