Reproductive Choices in Gibraltar: A Case Study of a Community In Transition, 1960-1996

Stacie D. A. Burke, Lawrence A. Sawchuk

Abstract


Times of social disruption and change unsettle community equilibrium and
represent important transition points. This research examines the 15-year border closure between Spain and Gibraltar and its subsequent reopening in 1985 in reshaping the community opportunity structure, particularly women’s
employment, education, and housing. The study examines 3284 births which
occurred in the community between 1960 and 1996, noting a general rise in
premarital conceptions in the community. This research compares life course
decisions among marital and premarital conceivers over time, stressing
important changes in the community’s ecological setting and the powerful role of political disturbances in structuring those changes.

Full Text:

PDF

Refbacks

  • There are currently no refbacks.


Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Canadian Studies in Population | E-ISSN 1927-629X

Copyright © Canadian Population Society