Navigating New Socio-Demographic Landscapes: Using Anthropological Demography to Understand the 'Persistence' of High and Early Fertility Among British Pakistanis.

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    • Alternate Title:
      Explorer les nouveaux paysages sociodémographiques : une approche par la démographie anthropologique pour comprendre la « persistance » d'une fécondité élevée et précoce chez les Pakistanais britanniques
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    • Abstract:
      British Pakistanis continue to have earlier and higher fertility than other ethnic groups in the UK, despite a recent rise in educational and employment opportunities for British Pakistani women. In this paper we present findings from an interview-based study with 91 British Pakistani women and men in the Northeast of England, in order to throw some light on the reproductive choices and constraints that underlie this apparent demographic anomaly. Drawing on detailed reproductive narratives, we show that, contrary to common assumptions within the literature, relatively high and early fertility does not necessarily indicate a passive acceptance of 'cultural norms' or a reluctance to engage with new social and economic opportunities. For some young women at least, early motherhood represents a deliberate and strategic choice: a way of managing different sets of family-building and other aspirations, embedded within a complex interplay of relationships between individuals, couples and wider families. This study contributes to the emerging 'inter-discipline' of anthropological demography, which offers important insights into population processes that neither discipline can do alone. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
    • Abstract:
      Les Pakistanais britanniques continuent à présenter une fécondité plus précoce et plus élevée que les autres groupes ethniques présents au Royaume-Uni, malgré de nouvelles perspectives en termes d'instruction et d'emploi pour les femmes pakistanaises britanniques. Cet article présente les résultats d'une étude réalisée à partir d'entretiens avec 91 hommes et femmes pakistanais britanniques dans le Nord-Est de l'Angleterre, afin de comprendre les choix reproductifs et les contraintes à l'origine de cette particularité démographique apparente. À partir de récits détaillés des histoires reproductives, les auteurs montrent que, contrairement aux hypothèses avancées dans la littérature, une fécondité relativement élevée et précoce ne traduit pas nécessairement l'acceptation passive des « normes culturelles » ou une réticence à saisir de nouvelles opportunités sociales et économiques. Pour certaines jeunes femmes, une maternité précoce constitue un choix délibéré et stratégique : c'est une manière de satisfaire des aspirations diverses, dont l'envie de fonder une famille, dans un jeu complexe de relations entre les individus, les couples et les familles élargies. Cette recherche s'inscrit dans le domaine interdisciplinaire émergeant de la démographie anthropologique. Cette approche permet des avancées importantes dans la compréhension des processus démographiques, que chaque discipline, seule, ne saurait atteindre. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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    • ISSN:
      0168-6577
    • Accession Number:
      10.1007/s10680-011-9252-z
    • Accession Number:
      71672506
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    • ABNT:
      HAMPSHIRE, K.; BLELL, M.; SIMPSON, B. Navigating New Socio-Demographic Landscapes: Using Anthropological Demography to Understand the “Persistence” of High and Early Fertility Among British Pakistanis. European Journal of Population, [s. l.], v. 28, n. 1, p. 39–63, 2012. DOI 10.1007/s10680-011-9252-z. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=heh&AN=71672506. Acesso em: 4 ago. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Hampshire K, Blell M, Simpson B. Navigating New Socio-Demographic Landscapes: Using Anthropological Demography to Understand the “Persistence” of High and Early Fertility Among British Pakistanis. European Journal of Population. 2012;28(1):39-63. doi:10.1007/s10680-011-9252-z.
    • AMA11:
      Hampshire K, Blell M, Simpson B. Navigating New Socio-Demographic Landscapes: Using Anthropological Demography to Understand the “Persistence” of High and Early Fertility Among British Pakistanis. European Journal of Population. 2012;28(1):39-63. doi:10.1007/s10680-011-9252-z
    • APA:
      Hampshire, K., Blell, M., & Simpson, B. (2012). Navigating New Socio-Demographic Landscapes: Using Anthropological Demography to Understand the “Persistence” of High and Early Fertility Among British Pakistanis. European Journal of Population, 28(1), 39–63. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10680-011-9252-z
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Hampshire, Kate, Mwenza Blell, and Bob Simpson. 2012. “Navigating New Socio-Demographic Landscapes: Using Anthropological Demography to Understand the ‘Persistence’ of High and Early Fertility Among British Pakistanis.” European Journal of Population 28 (1): 39–63. doi:10.1007/s10680-011-9252-z.
    • Harvard:
      Hampshire, K., Blell, M. and Simpson, B. (2012) ‘Navigating New Socio-Demographic Landscapes: Using Anthropological Demography to Understand the “Persistence” of High and Early Fertility Among British Pakistanis’, European Journal of Population, 28(1), pp. 39–63. doi: 10.1007/s10680-011-9252-z.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Hampshire, K, Blell, M & Simpson, B 2012, ‘Navigating New Socio-Demographic Landscapes: Using Anthropological Demography to Understand the “Persistence” of High and Early Fertility Among British Pakistanis’, European Journal of Population, vol. 28, no. 1, pp. 39–63, viewed 4 August 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Hampshire, Kate, et al. “Navigating New Socio-Demographic Landscapes: Using Anthropological Demography to Understand the ‘Persistence’ of High and Early Fertility Among British Pakistanis.” European Journal of Population, vol. 28, no. 1, Feb. 2012, pp. 39–63. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1007/s10680-011-9252-z.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Hampshire, Kate, Mwenza Blell, and Bob Simpson. “Navigating New Socio-Demographic Landscapes: Using Anthropological Demography to Understand the ‘Persistence’ of High and Early Fertility Among British Pakistanis.” European Journal of Population 28, no. 1 (February 2012): 39–63. doi:10.1007/s10680-011-9252-z.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Hampshire K, Blell M, Simpson B. Navigating New Socio-Demographic Landscapes: Using Anthropological Demography to Understand the “Persistence” of High and Early Fertility Among British Pakistanis. European Journal of Population [Internet]. 2012 Feb [cited 2020 Aug 4];28(1):39–63. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=heh&AN=71672506