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By Carrie B. Douglass

ISBN-10: 1845200497

ISBN-13: 9781845200497

The fertility fee has dramatically declined throughout Europe lately. Globally over sixty four international locations have fallen less than new release alternative degrees and international locations in jap and southern Europe are registering the bottom beginning premiums in historical past. those advancements can have critical repercussions for society and public policy--from a projected drastic lack of nationwide inhabitants numbers to exertions shortages and a swelling inhabitants of individuals over sixty five. This well timed e-book investigates how humans event what's referred to as "low fertility." How do humans comprehend their offerings and the perceived barriers on their lives? what's the that means of motherhood for girls at the present time? And what does this tendency towards fewer births suggest those that eventually turn into demographic records?

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Vera’s husband was definitely ready for family life, but Vera herself was more skeptical. She wanted children, but she was not sure whether the time was “right” yet. She says: But then one of my friends became pregnant, and I was practically the only one left [in our social circles] without children [laughs]. So I started to think more and more about it. Everybody around us had children so in that respect the time was right. And I came to the conclusion that we [Vera and her husband] get along so well, and our life together is so good, so I wanted to give it a try.

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And I came to the conclusion that we [Vera and her husband] get along so well, and our life together is so good, so I wanted to give it a try. ” Having children implies, at least while the children are small, “a different kind of everyday life” (Vera). By moving into this “different” phase of life at the same time as your friends, a notion of continuity and “normality” is reintroduced. The “difference” a life with child brings becomes the norm. A longing to fit into this “norm” can also be extracted from infertile couples’ narratives about wanting to become parents.

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