Voluntary Childlessness in Canada By: Emily Lake
Voluntary childlessness has become more part of our culture than ever. Voluntary childlessness means to be childless by choice. In recent years, voluntary childlessness wasn't the case during the period of the baby boom and baby bust. Birth rates have been changing since the 1960s with an unbelievable drop in birth rate percentages when the birth control was introduced. There are several concerns about the issue with voluntary childlessness such as more seniors than babies creating a large dependency load. The change in Canadian culture is shown by Canada's high birth rate after World War II to a decline in fertility rates during the sexual revolution in 1960s to the present date. The percentage of women being voluntary childless due to educational achievements is high. More and more women are choosing to be childless. As this continues, it has potential to transform every aspect of Canadian society.
This could very well be known as the fertility crisis. Women who are voluntarily childlessness; we are looking at some significant reformation in the future compared to society's past norm that was opposite to women being voluntary childlessness.
Historically, childlessness is, and has been since the 70s a much more prevalent phenomenon compared to the 50s when it was low and little of. Voluntary childlessness was nearly extinct. Strong change in the social norms about family planning in the 1960s known as the sexual revolution has gone together with declining fertility rates. Every society has some type of cultural norm, in Canada during the 1940s when soldiers returned home from war there were a lot of families forming. Women stayed home and cared for the children while husbands worked. War is one factor that influenced Canadian population growth. The end of World War II had...