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Fertility, Living Arrangements, Care and Mobility

Understanding Population Trends and Processes - Volume 1

  • Dylan  Kneale
  • Ernestina Coast
  • John  Stillwell
  • State of the art research in population/demographic analysis

  • Covers key substantive themes in population studies

  • New research findings from a range of census, survey and administrative data sources

  • Integration of interdisciplinary perspectives

  • Case studies of applications of a range of quantitative techniques

  • Topics of applied and policy-related significance

  • Contributors building international reputations for high quality research


Part of the Understanding Population Trends and Processes book series (UPTA, volume 1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Dylan Kneale, Ernestina Coast, John Stillwell
    Pages 1-22
  3. Roona Simpson
    Pages 23-40
  4. Sarah Smith, Anita Ratcliffe
    Pages 41-58
  5. Kirstine Hansen, Denise Hawkes, Heather Joshi
    Pages 59-80
  6. Harriet Young, Emily Grundy
    Pages 127-150
  7. Peteke Feijten, Paul Boyle, Zhiqiang Feng, Vernon Gayle, Elspeth Graham
    Pages 151-170
  8. Alison Smith Koslowski
    Pages 171-190
  9. Oliver Duke-Williams
    Pages 191-210
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 239-245

About this book


Many parts of the world are experiencing rapid demographic restructuring, resulting in an ageing population with increasingly significant work and care pressures on cohorts less able or willing to provide support. This book examines some of the important trends that have underpinned reductions in fertility, including delayed child-bearing and increased childlessness. It demonstrates how relationships between partners have resulted in new living arrangements with changing attitudes from marriage to co-habitation as the social norm, and it considers the health and well-being for particular at risk groups such as the elderly and stepparents as well as aspects of mobility such as household migration and commuting to school.

The book brings together a series of studies that all involve quantitative analyses of secondary data from censuses, surveys or administrative records. The trends and patterns reported provide new and interesting insights into behaviour of the household and the roles of adults and children, and point to questions of critical importance for practitioners and policy makers.

"This book is the first of three volumes on ' Understanding Population Trends and Processes'. Volume 2 will report the findings of research on a further set of dimensions including population change, deprivation, educational attainment, employment, health and well-being, identity, religiosity, social values and trust, whilst Volume 3 will have a more specific focus on ethnicity and integration."


Ageing Care Census Censuses Childlessness Family/Household Fertility Health Living arrangements Mobility Mortality Population Processes Quality of Life Trends

Editors and affiliations

  • Dylan  Kneale
  • Ernestina Coast
  • John  Stillwell

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