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Changing Gender Roles and Attitudes to Family Formation in Ireland
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Changing Gender Roles and Attitudes to Family Formation in Ireland

Margret Fine-Davis

Abstract

The last several decades have witnessed major changes in gender roles and family patterns, as well as a falling birth rate in Ireland and the rest of Europe. This book presents the results of the first major study to examine people’s attitudes to family formation and childbearing in Ireland; it also explores the effect of new family forms on well-being. The research was based on an in-depth qualitative study of 48 men and women in the childbearing age group, followed by a survey of a representative sample of 1,404 men and women. The study explored whether changes in gender roles impacted on fa ... More

Keywords: Family formation, Gender Roles, Attitudes, Ireland, Fertility

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780719096969
Published to University Press Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719096969.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Margret Fine-Davis, author
Trinity College Dublin