Quotation Rosina, Alessandro, Testa, Maria Rita. 2007. Senza figli: intenzioni e comportamenti italiani nel quadro europeo. Rivista di Studi Familiari 12 (1): S. 71-81.




Childlessness arises from a heterogeneous universe, at one end of which there are childfree people, individuals who have taken a conscious and deli-berate decision against having children, and at the opposite end there are the involuntarily childless, those who would have liked children of their own but, for different reasons, were not able to realize their wish. The latter group prevails in Italy where the proportion of childless women among those born in the 1960s will very likely reach 15%, a percentage which is not however a new low, but rather similar to that of women born in the 1920s and 1930s. Compared to the North European countries, Italian couples do not easily give up having children even if oftentimes they have only one child.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Journal article
Journal Rivista di Studi Familiari
Language Italian
Title Senza figli: intenzioni e comportamenti italiani nel quadro europeo
Volume 12
Number 1
Year 2007
Page from 71
Page to 81
Reviewed? Y
URL http://www.francoangeli.it/Riviste/Scheda_Rivista.aspx?IDarticolo=30416&lingua=en


Testa, Maria Rita (Former researcher)
Rosina, Alessandro (Catholic University of Milan, Italy)
Demography Group AB (Details)
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