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Historical Trends in Childlessness

Rowland, Donald


Changes in the rates of childlessness over time are explored using European, Australian, American, and Japanese data from censuses, national registers, and large-scale surveys. The trends are remarkably similar across the countries for which data are available: a peak in childlessness rates for the 1880-1910 birth cohorts, a more or less continuous drop across the 1910-1945 birth cohorts, and a steady rise across the cohorts born after the Second World War. Thus, contemporary older adults...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Family Issues
DOI: 10.1177/0192513X07303823


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