Remaining Childlessness: Patterns, Causes, and Consequences

Tuesday, 17 July 2018: 15:30-17:20
RC06 Family Research (host committee)

Language: English

Along with shifts in family values, the postponement of partnership and parenthood over the last decades has increased the probability for adults to remain childless in most developed countries. While the childlessness has emerged as heated public debate in Europe and North America, it is still a relatively sensitive topic in other societies. Because of data limitations, most past research focused on female childlessness and childless couple/family. However, the analysis of male childlessness has increased in recent years. This session invites scholarly research centered on the theme of childlessness. The related topics include the patterns and trends of childlessness, the social stratification of childlessness, the motives underlying their childlessness and the related decision-making process, the consequences of childlessness for labor market outcomes, preparedness and well-being for old age, and policy implication of childlessness.
Session Organizer:
Yu-Hua CHEN, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Yu-Hua CHEN, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Oral Presentations
Experiences, Motives and Subjective Meanings of Childlessness in Lithuania: A Comparison of Women in Two Generations
Vaida TRETJAKOVA, Lithuanian Social Research Centre, Lithuania; Margarita GEDVILAITĖ - KORDUŠIENĖ, Lithuanian Social Research Centre, Lithuania; Lina SUMSKAITE, Lithuanian Social Research Centre, Lithuania
Childlessness in France : Recent Trends
Magali MAZUY, Ined, France
Infertility in Men and Treatment Seeking Behaviour: A Study from India
Anshu BARANWAL, International institute for Population Sciences, India; Aparajita CHATTOPADHYAY, International Institute for Population Sciences, India
A Qualitative Study Exploring Relationships Among Infertile Couples in the Gambia
Susan DIERICKX, Vrij Universiteit Brussel, Belgium; Gily COENE, Centre of Expertise Gender, Diversity and Intersectionality, Vrij Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
Distributed Papers
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