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Is There Voluntary Childlessness At All in Hungary?

Voluntary and Involuntary Childlessness

ISBN: 978-1-78754-362-1, eISBN: 978-1-78754-361-4

Publication date: 23 August 2018


According to the qualitative findings the categorisation of childless people is quite fluid. For example, postponers became definitely childless while some originally voluntarily childless respondents became parents. However, the qualitative analysis allowed us to understand the mechanism behind this. In addition, using mixed methods also highlighted some inconsistencies between the qualitative and quantitative results.




The research leading to these results has received funding from the NKFIH Research Project No. 123789.


Szalma, I. and Takács, J. (2018), "Is There Voluntary Childlessness At All in Hungary?", Sappleton, N. (Ed.) Voluntary and Involuntary Childlessness (Emerald Studies in Reproduction, Culture and Society), Emerald Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 309-336.



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