Both groups frequently indicated family, friends, work or school, public spaces and other structural and cultural factors pressuring or encouraging them to have children, but also indicated pressures or encouragement within similar fields advising them not to have children. For both groups, many of the responses highlighted the contradictory nature of these messages. The similarities and differences between groups also highlight ways in which the current status of non-parent can lead to certain similar social experiences, regardless of personal preference for the future, while also showing a number of ways these encounters are experienced or perceived differently, based on this preference.
Mullins, A. (2018), "‘Join the Club’ or ‘Don’t Have Kids’? Exploring Contradictory Experiences, Pressures and Encouragement to Have Children in Pronatalist Social Fields", Sappleton, N. (Ed.) Voluntary and Involuntary Childlessness (Emerald Studies in Reproduction, Culture and Society), Emerald Publishing Limited, pp. 147-170. https://doi.org/10.1108/978-1-78754-361-420181006Download as .RIS
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