Dr. Sarah Hayford, OSU, Director of Institute for Population Research, Professor of Sociology
Theme: Immigration and Migration
Title of Talk: “Models of Parenthood Among Childless Young Adults”
Abstract: The ways people parent vary by individual characteristics and by social location, and a substantial body of research has documented this variation in models of parenthood. However, the origins of these approaches to parenthood are not well understood – do childless people have models of parenthood? And if so, do they make decisions about if, when, and how to have children based on how they expect to parent? In this talk, I present preliminary evidence describing how childless young adults define “good” parenting and whether these ideas shape their goals for having children. These findings contribute to a larger agenda on how a broad set of attitudes and values are related to childbearing goals.
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