Original Research: Empirical Research – Qualitative
‘This child is a planned baby’: skilled migrant fathers and reproductive decision-making
Article first published online: 13 MAY 2014
© 2014 John Wiley & Sons Ltd
Journal of Advanced Nursing
Volume 70, Issue 11, pages 2663–2672, November 2014
How to Cite
2014) ‘This child is a planned baby’: skilled migrant fathers and reproductive decision-making. Journal of Advanced Nursing 70(11), 2663–2672. doi: 10.1111/jan.12448(
- Issue published online: 13 OCT 2014
- Article first published online: 13 MAY 2014
- Manuscript Accepted: 19 APR 2014
- AUT University–National Institute for Public Health and Mental Health Research
- discourse analysis;
This study analyses discourses that migrant fathers in New Zealand draw on to explain their decision to have a child.
Little is known about migrant men's reproductive decisions in the context of contemporary/active fatherhood.
A discourse analytic research study.
Qualitative research was conducted in 2009 where Chinese and Indian migrant men took part in focus groups.
Fathers drew on two key discourses to understand how they became fathers. The first was fatherhood as a financial decision and the second was fatherhood as a natural process. These two discourses are not always congruent.
Understanding the discourses that shape men's decisions to have a child, will enhance nurses' capacity to provide appropriate care and support for migrant families.