Bruce Gillespie

A blog by freelance writer and editor Bruce Gillespie.

Men without children

On my last day here in Victoria, there’s a great story in today’s Times Colonist about Nobody’s Father by reporter Katherine Dedyna, who came out to the launch party on Tuesday. It’s a lifestyles piece that features commentary by some of the book’s contributors as well as some other interesting information that Dedyna dug up, including a

… major study of 12,000 Americans published in 2007 in the Journal of Marriage and Family. It found men much less likely to hold accepting attitudes about childlessness and people who remain childless, and less likely to believe they will have a satisfying life, study author Tanya Koropeckyj-Cox, a University of Florida sociologist, says in an e-mail to the Times Colonist. Other research has shown women are more aware of the costs and demands of parenthood, while men think more of the rewards of being a dad and might reap higher pay because “married men with children are regarded more positively by others” she adds.


Written by bgillesp

October 3, 2008 at 12:25 pm

Posted in Nobody's Father

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