Fertility Rates and Population Decline

Fertility Rates and Population Decline : No Time for Children?

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While many worry about population overload, this book highlights the dramatic fall in fertility rates globally exploring questions such as why are parents having fewer babies? Will this lead to population decline? What will be the impact of a world with fewer children and can social policy reverse fertility decline?show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 327 pages
  • 142 x 218 x 26mm | 519.99g
  • Palgrave MacMillan
  • Basingstoke, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 2013
  • XVI, 327 p.
  • 1137030380
  • 9781137030382
  • 1,491,459

About Ann Buchanan

Jennifer Barber, Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan, USAStuart Basten, Department of Social Policy and Intervention at the University of Oxford, UKDavid Coleman, Demography at the University of Oxford, UKGosta Esping-Andersen, Sociology at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, SpainHeather Gatny, Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan, USAAnne H. Gauthier, Sociology at the University of Calgary, CanadaSarah Harper, Gerontology at Oxford University, UKJohn Haskey, University of Oxford, UKOlga Isupova, Institute of Demography at the National Research University Higher School of Economics, RussiaGavin W. Jones, Asia Research Institute at the national University of SingaporeYasamin Kusunoki, Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan, USAMarie-Louise Newell, Africa Centre for Health and Population Studies, South AfricaBrienna Perelli-Harris, University of Southampton, UKDavid S. Reher, the Facultad de Ciencias Politicas y Sociologia of the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, SpainJustine Roberts, Mumsnet, UKKate Williams, Mumsnet, UKRobert Rowthorn, University of Cambridge, UKJennifer Yarger, University of California, USAZhenzhen Zheng, Institute of Population and Labor Economics at the Chinese Academy of Social Science, Chinashow more

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Table of contents

1. No Time for Children? The Key Questions; Ann Buchanan & Anna Rotkirch 2. Demographic Transitions and Familial Change: Comparative International Perspectives; David Reher 3. The Growth of the One-Child Family and Other Changes in the Low Fertility Countries of Asia; Gavin W. Jones 4. Childlessness: Choice and Circumstances, Chance and Change; John Haskey 5. Population Decline - Facing an Inevitable Destiny?; David Coleman & Bob Rowthorn 6. Why are Women Having Fewer Babies? The Views of Mumsnet Users; Justine Roberts, Kate Williams & Ann Buchanan 7. Young Women's Relationships, Contraception and Unintended Pregnancy in the United States; Jennifer S. Barber, Yasamin Kusunoki, Heather H. Gatny & Jennifer Yarger 8. Crisis and Control: Russia's Dramatic Fertility Decline and Efforts to Increase it; Brienna Perelli-Harris & Olga Issoupova 9. The Choice of Having a Second Child and Its Implication on the Future Family Structure in China; Zhenzhen Zheng 10. Childbearing and the Impact of HIV: The South African Experience; Lorna Benton & Marie-Louise Newell 11. Declining Fertility, Television and the (Mis)Representation of Motherhood; Stuart Basten 12. What Will be the Impact of the Well-being of Children?; Ann Buchanan 13. Falling Fertility, Ageing and the Demographic Deficit; Sarah Harper 14. The Impact on Mothers: Managing the Competing Needs; Ann Buchanan 15. Baby Fever and Longing for Children; Anna Rotkirch 16. Family Policy and Fertility: Do Policies Make a Difference?; Anne Gautier 17. Investing in Early Childhood; Gosta Esping-Andersen 18. Making Time for Children; Ann Buchanan & Anna Rotkirchshow more