Portland State University. Department of Social Work
Term of Graduation
Date of Publication
Master of Social Work (MSW)
Parent and child, Childlessness, Marriage
1 online resource (iii, 29 pages)
The area of childlessness, particularly voluntary childlessness, has been virtually ignored by most researchers. Pohlman claims to have been unable to find research which supports the popular idea that intentionally childless husbands and wives tend to be emotionally disturbed. However, he does note that he was able to find numerous statements from medical and social science publications which in various ways imply that the deliberately childless are usually maladjusted.
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Kearney, Thomas and Wegner, Casey, "A Comparison Between a Clinical Sample of Parents and Non-parents, as Reflected by Their Scores on the MMPI" (1978). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 2686.