Intentions : «In this paper, we […] show the trends in childlessness over cohorts of men, indicating that increases in childlessness started around the 1960s with the onset of the second demographic transition. [W]e then show some evidence of the “waiting game” and the constraints that confront men.» (p. 41)
Échantillon/Matériau : L’étude est basée sur les données de l’Enquête sociale générale sur la famille de 2006.
Instruments : Questionnaire
Type de traitement des données : Analyse statistique
«Quebec stands out as having the lowest level of childlessness and intention to be childfree. One [explanation] is the effect of marital status, specifically, the difference in common-law union and marriage that exists between Quebec and the rest of Canada. The level of childlessness is lower in Quebec than almost all of the other regions for each marital status. […] 37 per cent of men in common-law union in Quebec are childless, whereas in the rest of Canada, childlessness among cohabiting men is around 50 per cent. Thus, if one were to look at each marital status, Quebec would stand out as having the lowest level of childlessness. However, in comparison to married men, those in a common-law union have higher levels of childlessness. This is true even for Quebec, where the difference in childlessness between married and cohabiting men is still large, at 24 per cent. Thus, the overall levels of childlessness and intention to remain childfree do not stand out as being lowest in Quebec, because the proportion of cohabiting men is more than twice the proportion in each of the other regions, and the proportion of married men is about 20 per cent lower than any of the other regions.» (p. 51-52)