Family and Childbearing in Canada: A Demographic Analysis

Family and Childbearing in Canada: A Demographic Analysis

Family and Childbearing in Canada: A Demographic Analysis

Family and Childbearing in Canada: A Demographic Analysiss

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Référence bibliographique [8420]

Balakrishnan, T. R., Lapierre-Adamcyk, Evelyne et Krotki, Karol J. 1993. Family and Childbearing in Canada: A Demographic Analysis. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

Fiche synthèse

1. Objectifs


Intentions :
« Recent trends and changes in family patterns and childbearing in Canada will have a profound impact on future economic and social formations in the country. To discover the nature and extent of these changes and trends, the three authors of this book directed the National Fertility Study in 1984 to acquire relevant data. Family and Childrearing in Canada outlines the findings of this study. » (forward)

2. Méthode


Échantillon/Matériau :
This study is based on telephone interviews with women between ages 18 and 49 (National Fertility Study 1984).

Type de traitement des données :
Analyse statistique

3. Résumé


« [...] this study examines; (1) Canadians’ attitudes, aspirations, and motivations with regard to family size and timing of births and family planning; (2) expectations within marriage, value of children, satisfaction or utility from work outside the home, and in general family and life conditions as they affect chilbearing and vice versa; (3) the relative importance of factors such as religion, ethnicity, education, income, place of residence, and female labour-force participation on fertility and marriage; (4) separation and divorce as factors in fertility behaviour; (5) trends and patterns of contraceptive use including sterelizations; (6) the implications of trends and differentials in reproductive behaviour for population aging and, more specifically, its possible impacts on the elderly through living arrangements and emotional and social support from one’s own children. » (p. 6)