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Hagestad, Gunhild O.; Call, Vaughn R. A. – Journal of Family Issues, 2007
In this article life history data from the U.S. National Survey of Families and Households (NSFH), and the Dutch survey on Older Adults' Living Arrangements and Social Networks (NESTOR-LSN) are used to shed light on the various pathways leading to and associated with childlessness, and the proportions of men and women who have followed a…
Descriptors: Childlessness, Older Adults, Adult Development, Influences
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Koropeckyj-Cox, Tanya; Call, Vaughn R. A. – Journal of Family Issues, 2007
The prevalence and implications of childlessness in old age are compared across nine major surveys in seven countries: Australia, Finland, Germany, Japan, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Specifically, the researchers examine indicators of the well-being and resources of childless men and women, compare them to their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, Childlessness, Parents