The Influence of Maternal Psychological Factors and Community Child-Care Environment on the Abandonment of Childbirth : Comparison by the Current Number of Children

모의 심리적 요인 및 지역사회 양육 환경이 출산포기에 미치는 영향 : 현재자녀수에 따른 비교

  • Received : 2014.08.25
  • Accepted : 2015.01.16
  • Published : 2015.02.28

Abstract

This study analyzed the factors having an influence on married woman's childbirth abandonment based on the 2011 materials (the 4th year) of PSKC (Panel Study on Korean Children), KICCE (Korea Institute of Child Care and Education). The analysis showed a few results. First, 'educational expenses for children' and 'physical hardship' were the factors having a major influence on the abandonment of another childbirth. Second, there was some difference in the reason for the abandonment of another childbirth according to the current number of children. That is, women with one child gave up another childbirth because of 'hardship to juggle child-care and work', while women with two children showed 'child-care costs' as a more important reason for the abandonment of childbirth. Third, 'age' and 'instrumental value of children' also had an influence on the abandonment of childbirth. Fourth, there was some difference in the factors having an influence on childbirth abandonment according to the current number of children. The research found that the community child-care environment such as 'leisure and cultural facilities' influenced the women with one child, and maternal psychological factor such as 'marital conflicts' influenced the women with two children in their abandonment of another childbirth.

Keywords

Maternal psychological factors;community child-care environment;abandonment of childbirth;current number of children

Acknowledgement

Supported by : 한국연구재단