Fertility futures: implications of national, pronatalist policies for adolescent women in Australia

Anderson, Marilyn (2007) Fertility futures: implications of national, pronatalist policies for adolescent women in Australia. In: Refereed Proceedings of the International Women’s Conference: education, employment, and everything – the triple layers of a woman’s life, pp. 40-45. From: IWC 2007 International Women’s Conference: education, employment, and everything – the triple layers of a woman’s life, 26-29 September 2007, Toowoomba, QLD, Australia.

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Abstract

The Australian Federal Government has responded to the projected, adverse economic repercussions of an ageing population with pronatalist, family-friendly tax incentives, policy rhetoric, and a lump sum Baby Bonus. Tangentially, amid circulation of birth-dearth predictions, the media is positioning fertility as a precious, personal asset not to be squandered. Women in Australia are being subjected to a synergism of new - or renewed - societal forces to “procreate and cherish” that may have unintended consequences on the most vulnerable: newly-pubescent, adolescent women.

Item ID: 3202
Item Type: Conference Item (Refereed Research Paper - E1)
Keywords: pronatalist; motherhood; adolescent; fertility
ISBN: 978-1-921420-00-9
Date Deposited: 27 Nov 2009 05:32
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1608 Sociology > 160801 Applied Sociology, Program Evaluation and Social Impact Assessment @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920413 Social Structure and Health @ 40%
93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939999 Education and Training not elsewhere classified @ 30%
94 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 9401 Community Service (excl. Work) > 940105 Childrens/Youth Services and Childcare @ 30%
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