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Social exclusion of Australian childless women in their reproductive years

Turnbull, Beth, Graham, Melissa L. and Taket, Ann R. 2016, Social exclusion of Australian childless women in their reproductive years, Social Inclusion, vol. 4, no. 1, pp. 102-115, doi: 10.17645/si.v4i1.489.

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Title Social exclusion of Australian childless women in their reproductive years
Author(s) Turnbull, Beth
Graham, Melissa L.ORCID iD for Graham, Melissa L. orcid.org/0000-0002-0927-0002
Taket, Ann R.ORCID iD for Taket, Ann R. orcid.org/0000-0002-0971-5884
Journal name Social Inclusion
Volume number 4
Issue number 1
Start page 102
End page 115
Total pages 14
Publisher Cogitatio Press
Place of publication Lisbon, Portugal
Publication date 2016
ISSN 2183-2803
Keyword(s) childlessness
demography
fertility
pronatalism
social exclusion
stereotypes
stigma
Summary Research suggests Australian childless women are at risk of pronatalism-driven social exclusion. This exploratory, mixed methods, cross-sectional study described and explored the social exclusion of Australian childless women aged 25 to 44 years, and asked: what are the nature and extent of social exclusion of childless women; and do the nature and extent of exclusion vary for different types of childless women? A total of 776 childless female Australian residents aged 25 to 44 years completed a self-administered questionnaire. Quantitative data were collected on childlessness types, indicators of exclusion and perceived stigmatisation and exclusion due to being childless. Data were analysed using descriptive statistics, One Way ANOVAs and Kruskal Wallis Analysis of Ranks. Qualitative data on childless women’s experiences were inductively thematically analysed. Findings suggest societal-level pronatalism drives exclusion of Australian childless women. While exclusion occurs in all domains of life, childless women experience more exclusion, and perceive more exclusion due to being childless, in the social and civic domains than the service and economic domains. Circumstantially and involuntarily childless women, followed by voluntarily childless women, perceive more exclusion due to being childless than undecided and future childed women. Experiences are influenced by the nature of women’s ‘deviance’ from pronatalism.
Language eng
DOI 10.17645/si.v4i1.489
Field of Research 111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 920507 Women's Health
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2016, The Authors
Free to Read? Yes
Use Rights Creative Commons Attribution licence
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30083407

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