The future of voluntary childlessness in Australia

Frances E. Baum

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Data relating to voluntary childlessness are reviewed in order to assess the possibility of an increase in the incidence of the lifestyle in Australia. Economic change, development in contraceptive technology and attitudinal change are isolated as particularly relevant in determining rates of childlessness. The social implications of nonparenthood are considered.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)23-32
Number of pages10
JournalAustralian Journal of Sex, Marriage and Family
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1983
Externally publishedYes


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