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Population Europe Inter-Faces: Anna Matysiak

An interview with Anna Matysiak (Vienna Institute of Demography, Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global Human Capital) on childlessness.

Questions:

1. When friends ask me why I don’t have children, I can’t really name a reason, apart from “it just never happened”. Is that also the case for other childless women?

2. What are the most important factors in the life histories of childless women?

3. Are these factors universal, or did you find country differences?

4. What advice would you give to a young woman who does eventually want to have children?

The Population Europe Inter-Face Series has been published with financial support from the Progress programme of the European Union in the framework of the project ”Supporting a Partnership for Enhancing Europe’s Capacity to Tackle Demographic and Societal Change”.