Attitudes toward women and motherhood: their role in Australian women's childbearing behaviour

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Abstract

Abstract Financial and employment concerns are frequently identified as salient factors in womena??s childbearing behaviour in low fertility, developed countries. The contribution of attitudinal variables is not well understood. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between attitudes toward women and motherhood and womena??s childbearing desires and outcomes. A broadly representative sample of 569 women aged 30a??34 years living in Victoria, one Australian state, was recruited from the Australian Electoral Roll.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)677 - 687
Number of pages11
JournalSex Roles
Volume61
Issue number9-10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes

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