|Date||10/09/03 to 10/10/03|
|Location||Penn State University|
Many women in the developed world are electing to have fewer children or none, to delay childbearing (often until the chances of becoming pregnant are greatly reduced), and to have children outside of marriage. Adults appear to be less interested in investing in children than in the past. What factors do individuals take into account when deciding to have only one child or none? This symposium examined the factors leading to contemporary fertility patterns in developed countries and what they portend for union formation, the well-being of children and adults, and the integrity of the society as a whole.
Contemporary patterns and trends in US fertility: Where have we come from, and where are we headed?
Lead Speakers: S. Philip Morgan and Kellie Hagewen, Duke University
How do social and cultural values and attitudes shape fertility patterns in the developed world?
Lead Speaker: Jennifer Barber and William Axinn, University of Michigan
How and why is fertility tied to marriage-or not?
Lead Speaker: Elizabeth Thomson, University of Wisconsin
What are the long-term consequences of current fertility trends for individuals, families, and society?
This symposium volume can be purchased from:
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