Original essays present new findings on when and why people choose to have children. Recent changes in the age of new parents, the number of children they choose to have and when they decide to stop having children are explored. Issues of fertility in adolescence such as contraceptive use, the support of the family, and the decision to have sex are discussed. How married people decide to have children, the impact of marital discord, and the effect of work are the subject of new research.
`This well-edited collection of eleven chapters by twenty contributors is a state-of-the-art book, reporting important and recent research on reproductive behavior...The volume is recommended to researchers in population psychology, especially those planning to submit proposals to the NICHD Center for Population Research.' -- Contemporary Psychology, Vol 28 No 5, 1983