Voluntary and Involuntary Childlessness : The Joys of Otherhood?, Hardback Book

Voluntary and Involuntary Childlessness : The Joys of Otherhood? Hardback

Edited by Natalie Sappleton

Part of the Emerald Studies in Reproduction, Culture, and Society series


Childlessness is not a new phenomenon, but empirical evidence from the demographic field has demonstrated that it is on the increase.

Furthermore, childlessness has a number of consequences for both women and men, the communities in which they live, their psychic states, their social networks and the organisations in which they work.

Bringing together research from a wide range of scholarly disciplines, including philosophy, psychology, sociology, gender studies, social work and social policy, and underpinned by a feminist ontology this edited collection of original chapters provides an insight into the current state of the art research on the drivers, determinants, manifestations and outcomes of childlessness.

The collection is intended to be a key resource for scholars, students and policymakers addressing this issue in a wide range of disciplinary contexts.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 424 pages
  • Publisher: Emerald Publishing Limited
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Gender studies, gender groups
  • ISBN: 9781787543621



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