Fertility Living Arrangements Care and Mobility

This book examines some of the important trends that have underpinned reductions in fertility, including delayed child-bearing and increased childlessness.

Fertility  Living Arrangements  Care and Mobility

Fertility Living Arrangements Care and Mobility

Many parts of the world are experiencing rapid demographic restructuring, resulting in an ageing population with increasingly significant work and care pressures on cohorts less able or willing to provide support. This book examines some of the important trends that have underpinned reductions in fertility, including delayed child-bearing and increased childlessness. It demonstrates how relationships between partners have resulted in new living arrangements with changing attitudes from marriage to co-habitation as the social norm, and it considers the health and well-being for particular at risk groups such as the elderly and stepparents as well as aspects of mobility such as household migration and commuting to school. The book brings together a series of studies that all involve quantitative analyses of secondary data from censuses, surveys or administrative records. The trends and patterns reported provide new and interesting insights into behaviour of the household and the roles of adults and children, and point to questions of critical importance for practitioners and policy makers.

How is a Man Supposed to be a Man

'Health of Aging Parents and Childless Individuals', Journal of Family Issues 28(11): 1457–86. ... 'Fertility, Living Arrangements, Care and Mobility', in J. Stillwell, E. Coast and D. Kneale (eds), Fertility, Living Arrangements, ...

How is a Man Supposed to be a Man

How is a Man Supposed to be a Man

The global trend of declining fertility rates and an increasingly ageing population has serious implications for individuals and institutions alike. Childless men are mostly excluded from ageing, social science and reproduction scholarship and almost completely absent from most national statistics. This unique book examines the lived experiences of a hidden and disenfranchised population: men who wanted to be fathers. It explores the complex intersections that influence childlessness over the life course.

Population Dynamics and Projection Methods

In J. Stillwell, E. Coast, & D. Kneale (Eds.), Fertility, living arrangements, care and mobility understanding population trends and processes (Vol. 1, pp. 23–40). Dordrecht: Springer. Smith, S., & Ratcliffe, A. (2009).

Population Dynamics and Projection Methods

Population Dynamics and Projection Methods

Although the human population growth rate of the world has been declining since peaking in the early 1960s, the populations of individual countries are changing at different rates. Population dynamics at national level are partly determined by levels of fertility and mortality, but the impact of international migration is playing an increasingly important role. Moreover, internal migration plays a major part in population change at the sub-national level. This fourth volume in the series “Understanding Population Trends and Processes” is a celebration of the work of Professor Philip Rees. It contains chapters by contributors who have collaborated with Phil Rees on research or consultancy projects or as postgraduate students. Several chapters demonstrate the technical nature of population projection modelling and simulation methods while others illustrate issues relating to data availability and estimation. This book demonstrates the application of theoretical and modelling methods and addresses key issues relating to contemporary demographic patterns and trends.

Ethnicity and Integration

Simpson, R. (2009) Delayed childbearing and childlessness in Stillwell, J., Coast, E. and Kneale, D. (eds.), Fertility, Living Arrangements, Care and Mobility, Understanding Population Trends and Processes, Vol.

Ethnicity and Integration

Ethnicity and Integration

The theme of this volume is ethnicity and the implications for integration of our increasingly ethnically diversified population. New research findings from a range of census, survey and administrative data sources are presented, and case studies are included.

Diversity in Family Life

Coast, E. (2009) 'Currently cohabiting: relationship attitudes, expectations and outcomes', in J. Stillwell, E. Coast and D. Kneale (eds) Fertility, living arrangements, care and mobility: understanding population trends and processes, ...

Diversity in Family Life

Diversity in Family Life

The book aims to show that, in the 21st century, it is possible to live, love, form a family without sex, without children, without a shared home, without a partner, without a working husband, without a heterosexual orientation or without a biological sexual body.

Preventing Age Related Fertility Loss

Fertility, living arrangements, care and mobility. New York: Springer; 2009. p. 59–70. Chapter 4. Myrskylä M, Margolis R. Happiness: before and after the kids. Demography. 2014;51(5):1843–66. Barclay K, Myrskylä M. Advanced maternal age ...

Preventing Age Related Fertility Loss

Preventing Age Related Fertility Loss

This unique book provides expert advice on all the different aspects related to fertility preservation for age related infertility. Although, there is a lot of information available on the Internet and in books about fertility preservation for cancer treatment, little information is available for young women that are confronted with a ticking biological clock. While men have been able to cryopreserve sperm since the 1950s, women have only recently gained the opportunity to preserve their gametes through the egg vitrification technique. Therefore, many women confronted with a risk of imminent fertility loss, such as chemotherapy, are now freezing their oocytes instead of embryos. Successful oocyte cryopreservation offers them a reproductive autonomy independent of men. Moreover, it now enables single women to preserve their reproductive chances. The most important threat for female fertility is ovarian aging as it causes a progressive decline in the reproductive chances. The general trend to delay motherhood due to societal changes confronts many women and couples with a diminished fertility. This fertility problem can often not be cured by in vitro fertilization, which makes that an increasing number of women require oocyte donation as the treatment of last resort. In the last few years, fertility centres around the world have started to offer the opportunity cryopreserve oocytes to young, often highly educated, single women. This patient population is unique as compared to other patients in the fertility clinic as they perform a preventive treatment. They are neither confronted with infertility nor are they undergoing a treatment that might cause an imminent treat to their fertility.

Living Alone

Young, H. and Grundy, E. (2009) 'Living arrangements, health and well being', in Stillwell, J., Coast, E. and Kneale, D. eds. Understanding Population Trends and Processes: Fertility,Living Arrangements,Care and Mobility (Dordrecht: ...

Living Alone

Living Alone

Exploring the growing global trend of solo living, this highly original study addresses core debates about contemporary social change in the context of globalization, including individualization and connection, the future of family formation, consumption and identities, belonging and 'community', living arrangements and sustainability.

Spatial and Social Disparities

This second volume in the series contains population studies that examine the disparities evident across geographical space in the UK and between different individuals or groups.

Spatial and Social Disparities

Spatial and Social Disparities

Inequality is one of the major problems of the contemporary world. Significant geographical disparities exist within nations of the developed world, as well as between these countries and those referred to as the ‘South’ in the Bruntland Report. Issues of equity and deprivation must be addressed in view of sustainable development. However, before policymakers can remove the obstacles to a fairer world, it is essential to understand the nature of inequality, both in terms of its spatial and socio-demographic characteristics. This second volume in the series contains population studies that examine the disparities evident across geographical space in the UK and between different individuals or groups. Topics include demographic and social change, deprivation, happiness, cultural consumption, ethnicity, gender, employment, health, religion, education and social values. These topics and the relationships between them are explored using secondary data from censuses, surveys or administrative records. In volume 1 the findings of research on fertility, living arrangements, care and mobility are examined. Volume 3 will focus on ethnicity and integration.

Social Stratification

The Timing of Motherhood, Mothers Employment and Child Outcomes, in Fertility, Living Arrangements, Care and Mobility, edited by J. Stillwell, E. Coast and D. Kneale. London: Springer, 59-80. Hansen, M.N. 2001.

Social Stratification

Social Stratification

Research into social stratification and social divisions has always been a central component of sociological study. This volume brings together a range of thematically organised case-studies comprising empirical and methodological analyses addressing the challenges of studying trends and processes in social stratification. This collection has four themes. The first concerns the measurement of social stratification, since the problem of relating concepts, measurements and operationalizations continues to cause difficulties for sociological analysis. This book clarifies the appropriate deployment of existing measurement options, and presents new empirical strategies of measurement and interpretation. The conception of the life course and individual social biography is very popular in modern sociology. The second theme of this volume exploits the contemporary expansion of micro-level longitudinal data and the analytical approaches available to researchers to exploit such records. It comprises chapters which exemplify innovative empirical analysis of life-course processes in a longitudinal context, thus offering an advance on previous sociological accounts concerned with longitudinal trends and processes. The third theme of the book concerns the interrelationship between contemporary demographic, institutional and socioeconomic transformations and structures of social inequality. Although the role of wider social changes is rarely neglected in sociological reviews, such changes continue to raise analytical challenges for any assessment of empirical differences and trends. The fourth theme of the book discusses selected features of policy and political responses to social stratification. This volume will be of interest to students, academics and policy experts working in the field of social stratification.

Handbook on Demographic Change and the Lifecourse

Feijten, P., P. Boyle, Z. Feng, V. Gayle and E. Graham (2009), 'Stepparenting and mental health'. In J. Stillwell, E. Coast and D. Kneale (eds), Fertility, Living Arrangements, Care and Mobility. Dordrecht: Springer, pp. 151–70.

Handbook on Demographic Change and the Lifecourse

Handbook on Demographic Change and the Lifecourse

This innovative Handbook offers a deeper understanding of the causes and consequences of demographic change across the lifecourse. Chapters highlight major theoretical and methodological advances and present research that sheds light on family dynamics, health and mobility over the lifecourse, illustrating the implications of lifecourse research for policy and reform.

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