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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
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Koropeckyj-Cox, Tanya; Pendell, Gretchen – Journal of Marriage and Family, 2007
Acceptance of childlessness has increased since the 1970s, with women reporting greater acceptance than men. Using the National Survey of Families and Households (1987-1988; N = 10,648) and the General Social Survey (1994; N =1,395), we examined this gender gap as it relates to both structural and sociocultural factors, including religion, gender…
Descriptors: Females, Childlessness, Males, Gender Issues
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Sassler, Sharon; Goldscheider, Frances – Journal of Family Issues, 2004
This article examines union entrance among never-married young men, focusing on whether the importance of a man's being economically established to marry has decreased in this new era of cohabitation and working wives. The authors test this assumption by examining marriage and cohabitation as competing risks to see whether the importance of…
Descriptors: Marriage, Males, Labor Force, Family Structure