Preface: Eva Bernhardt.- Introduction: A. Pinnelli, F. Racioppi, R. Rettaroli.- Chapter 1: The gender system in developed countries: macro and micro evidence, P. Di Giulio, A Pinnelli.- Chapter 2: Age at first sexual intercourse, L. Coppola.- Chapter 3: The formation of the first partnership: the role of education and employment: R. Impicciatore, R. Rettaroli.- Chapter 4: Ideational factors and choices of life as a couple, L. Pasquini, A. Samoggia.- Chapter 5: Gender and the differential fertility, A. Pinnelli, P. Di Giulio.- Chapter 6: The new role of the father, P. Di Giulio, S. Carrozza.- Chapter 7: Gender and first union dissolution, A. De Rose, M. Di Cesare.- Chapter 8: Women and men after the first union dissolution, A. Angeli, A. De Rose.- Chapter 9: Gender and migration: two cases studies, P. Farina, L. Terzera.- Chapter 10: Gender and support of older unmarried people in Italy and Britain, C. Tomassini, K. Glaser.- Chapter 11: Male excess mortality between biology and culture, A. Nobil.- Appendix. Gender studies in demography: data, methods and lines of research, Antonella Pinnelli, Alberto Cazzola, Alessandra De Rose, Paola Di Giulio, Patrizia Farina, Cristina Freguja, Filomena Racioppi and Cecilia Tomassini.- Notes.- References.
Here is a comprehensive and hugely important treatment of the topic of gender and demographic behaviour. It covers a lot of ground, from the age at first intercourse, through union formation and dissolution, to subjects such as fertility, migration, and ageing. It also examines in detail excess male mortality and provides a comparison of gender-specific behaviour and its determinants. It reports new findings of empirical research, mostly based on data from a number of European countries, making good use of Family and Fertility surveys and other international databases.
This unique book on relations between gender system and demographic behaviours, uses powerful data sets as Family and Fertility survey