ERIC Number: EJ374683
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: 0
The Symbolic Meaning of Childbearing.
Nock, Steven L.
Journal of Family Issues, v8 n4 p373-93 Dec 1987
Examines explanations for lower fertility rates including direct and opportunity costs. Considers things one forgoes to have children, including earnings, work and nonwork time, and type of job. Argues that women limit their fertility or remain childless for the symbolic significance of childbearing and their lifestyles, reflecting their view of the role of women in society. (KS)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
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