What exactly is a wanted child? How does that child weigh against the pull of career and good times? How might one justify a decision to remain "child-free"? As more and more women in the developed world choose to remain childless, father and son Laurie and Matthew Taylor talk to parents, prospective parents and the child-free in an attempt to understand the demographic crisis - the growing sense in today's society that there is no longer any point in having children. Consistenly provocative, "What Are Our Children For?" is a book for our time - as much a study of the state that parenting is in as an intimate dialogue between father and son, seeking to resolve their very different attitudes to family life.