Abstract

In liberal societies (where birth control is generally accepted and available), many people decide whether or not they wish to become parents. One key question in making this decision is, What kind of parent will I be? Parenting competence can be ranked from excellent to competent to poor. Cassidy argues that those who can foresee being poor parents, or even merely competent ones, should opt not to parent.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1527-2001
Print ISSN
0887-5367
Pages
pp. 40-57
Launched on MUSE
2006-09-14
Open Access
No
Archive Status
Archived 2009
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