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Decisions to Have Children in Late 20th and Early 21st Century Australia: A Qualitative Analysis

Carmichael, Gordon


This book explores the process of decision-making around having children in a sample of 115 men, women and couples for whom family formation was a recent past, current or imminent future issue. The discussion is initially focused on the extent to which parenthood was contemplated in late adolescence and during the relationship formation/courtship process, and the process by which family sizes are determined. Decision-making associated with having first, second, third and fourth children is then...[Show more]

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Date published: 2013
Type: Book


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