What is it about?
This book describes the impact of wanting to be a dad but not becoming one. Based on interviews with childless men it details the many different circumstances that resulted in their not becoming dads. Although there are more childless men than childless women their stories are not often heard
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Why is it important?
The demographic change of increased childlessness, smaller families and longer life has significant implications for individuals and institutions. Men have been excluded from much of the debates and this book reveals the personal and political aspects from this ignored population.
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Journal of Ageing & Society review of 'How is a Man Supposed to Be a Man? Male Childlessness – A Life Course Disrupted'
Book review of 'How is a Man Supposed to Be a Man? Male Childlessness – A Life Course Disrupted' by Dr Miranda Leontowitsch.
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Book review by Professor Eleonora Bielawska-batorowicz of 'How is a man supposed to be a man? Male childlessness– A life course disrupted' in the Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology.
Book review by Mary-Claire Mason for the Guild of Health Writers
Review of 'How Is A Man Supposed To Be A Man? Male Childlessness – a Life Course Disrupted.'
Ageing Issues Blog: The Reflective Call of Carers Ageing without Children and/or Family: ‘Who will be there for me when I need it?
Blog setting out the importance of needing more data about people ageing without children & their needs.
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