Voluntary and Involuntary Childlessness

The Joys of Otherhood?

While interest in the drivers, consequences, nature and manifestations of voluntary and involuntary childlessness increases, knowledge progress is hampered by poor linkages across disjointed research fields. The book brings together theoretical insights and empirical investigations into the phenomenon, united within a feminist conceptual framework.

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  • Natalie Sappleton


Section I Theoretical Perspectives on Voluntary and Involuntary Childlessness Section II Structure, Agency and Childlessness Section III Intersectional Perspectives on Childlessness Section IV Lived Experiences of Childlessness Section V National Perspectives on Childlessness