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Gender and Family Change in Industrialized Countries

Опубликовано на портале: 28-11-2006
USA: Oxford University Press, 1995, cерия "International Studies in Demography", 344 с.
This volume focuses on the relationship between change in the family and change in the roles of women and men on contemporary industrial societies. Of central concern is whether change in gender roles has fuelled - or is merely historically coincident with - such changes in the family as rising divorce rates, increases in out-of-wedlock childbearing, declining marriage rates, and a growing disconnection between the lives of men and children. Covering more that twenty countries, including the USA, the countries of western Europe, and Japan, each essay in the volume is organized around an important theoretical or policy question; all offer new data analyses, and several offer prescriptions of how to fashion more equitable and humane family and gender systems. The second demographic transition and microeconomic theory of marital exchange are the dominant theoretical models considered; several chapters feature state-of-the-art quantitative analyses of large scale surveys.

The second demographic transition in Western countries : an interpretation R. Lesthaeghe

Chicken or egg? A theory of the relationship between feminist movements and family change Janet Saltzman Chafetz

Women's condition, low fertility, and emerging union patterns in Europe Antonella Pinnelli

American marriage formation in the 1980s : how important was women's economic independence? Valerie Kincade Oppenheimer and Vivian Lew

Changing gender roles and below-replacement fertility in Japan Noriko O. Tsuya and Karen Oppenheim Mason

Gender, social inequality, and family formation in West Germany Johannes Huinink and Karl Ulrich Mayer

Education, modernization, and the risk of marriage disruption in Sweden, West Germany, and Italy Hans-Peter Blossfeld

Gender gaps in relationships with children : closing or widening? An-Magritt Jensen

Family change and the welfare of children : what do we know and what can we do about it? Frank F. Furstenberg, Jr.

Women's roles and women's poverty Sara S. McLanahan, Lynne M. Casper, and Annemette Sorensen

The way to the gender-segregated Swedish labour market Britta Hoem

Are the interests of women inherently at odds with the interests of children or the family? A viewpoint Harriet B. Presser.