More and more couples are choosing not to have children. While
much attention has been paid to this trend from a woman's point of
view, men are often seen as having a secondary role in this choice,
as ready to accept whatever their partners decide. In an age when
men are expected to be caregivers as well as breadwinners and
encouraged to take on more parental responsibilities, this volume
argues that they need to be active participants in this crucial,
life-altering decision. Based on in-depth interviews with 30
American and British childless men, this is the first book to
explore the motives and consequences of voluntary childlessness
from a man's perspective.
The interviewees explain the reasons for their choice and
explore its impact on their freedom, relationships, job
opportunities, and finances. They also discuss their mixed
feelings, their family background, and their concern over the
world's ever-growing population. The picture that emerges
challenges the stereotype of men who decide against parenthood as
immature, selfish, and irresponsible. Although each man provides
several reasons, the author identifies nine main types of childfree
men, including workaholics, lifelong learners, early retirees,
stress reducers, and men who don't want to repeat the mistakes of
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