By John Stillwell,Ernestina Coast,Dylan Kneale

Many components of the area are experiencing quick demographic restructuring, leading to an getting older inhabitants with more and more major paintings and care pressures on cohorts much less capable or prepared to supply aid. This ebook examines a number of the very important developments that experience underpinned discount rates in fertility, together with behind schedule child-bearing and elevated childlessness. It demonstrates how relationships among companions have led to new residing preparations with altering attitudes from marriage to co-habitation because the social norm, and it considers the wellbeing and fitness and health for specific in danger teams similar to the aged and stepparents in addition to elements of mobility similar to family migration and commuting to school.

The ebook brings jointly a chain of experiences that each one contain quantitative analyses of secondary info from censuses, surveys or administrative documents. The developments and styles suggested offer new and engaging insights into behaviour of the loved ones and the jobs of adults and youngsters, and element to questions of serious significance for practitioners and coverage makers.

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