ERIC Number: ED203212
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
A Decade of Voluntary Childlessness: A Bibliography.
McKirdy, Gail; Nissley, Debbie
This annotated bibliography focuses on the subject of voluntary childlessness. The first section lists studies, papers, and dissertations completed after 1970 that examine individuals who have chosen to remain childless and the psychological and social implications of their decision. Another section highlights comparing childless couples to those with children, the effects of parenthood, vasectomy, income and childlessness, marital and life satisfaction, racial differences, age differences, and rural-urban variations in the decision to remain childless. Information is included for references prior to 1970 as well as a bibliography on marital satisfaction and children. Relevant books are listed by year of publication (1970-1980) and magazine articles from 1970-1980 are also cited. (NRB)
Descriptors: Adults, Age Differences, Contraception, Decision Making, Family Life, Family Planning, Overpopulation, Parent Role, Parents, Population Trends, Psychological Characteristics, Racial Differences
National Alliance for Optional Parenthood, 2010 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Washington, DC 20036 ($3.40).
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Alliance for Optional Parenthood, Washington, DC.