Laura Carroll, Childfree Choice

New Data on Childlessness Part IV: Marital Status

On to Part IV of  new data on the numbers of childless women put out by the Pew Research Center, (based mainly on combined 2006-2008 data  from the June fertility supplement of the Census Bureau’s Current Population Survey). Next: marital status.

Pew breaks women into the “ever married” category to include those who are married now or at some point in the past, and those who have never been married. There’s some interesting results for each… Continue reading “New Data on Childlessness Part IV: Marital Status”

New Data on Childlessness Part III: Race & Ethnicity

Now on to Part III regarding new data on the numbers of childless women put out by the Pew Research Center, (based mainly on combined 2006-2008 data  from the June fertility supplement of the Census Bureau’s Current Population Survey). Next: Race and Ethnicity.

In 1998,  a census study reported that percent of childlessness for white and black women aged 40-44 that had ever been married was.. Continue reading “New Data on Childlessness Part III: Race & Ethnicity”

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New Data on Childlessness Part II: Education

Continuing from Part I on with new data on the numbers of childless women put out by the Pew Research Center, (based mainly on combined 2006-2008 data  from the June fertility supplement of the Census Bureau’s Current Population Survey), let’s look at specific results on the education variable, which includes some interesting trends.  Continue reading “New Data on Childlessness Part II: Education”

New Data on Childlessness Part I

Pew Research Center  just came out with a new report on the numbers of childless women using mostly data from the June fertility supplement of the Census Bureau’s Current Population Survey (based on combined 2006-2008 data). Let’s first look the overall numbers, then beginning in the next post… Continue reading “New Data on Childlessness Part I”

Laura Carroll, Childfree Choice

Childfree as Lifestyle Choice

Last Sunday’s New York Times had an interesting article by Patricia Cohen—“Long Road to Adulthood is Growing Even Longer.”  It talks about how “young adulthood has undergone a profound shift.”  According to Frank Furstenberg, of the Foundation Research Network on Transitions to Adulthood, “people between 20-34 are taking longer to finish their educations, establish themselves in careers, marry, have children and become financially independent…a new period of life is emerging in which young people are no longer adolescents but not yet adults.”

A report by Princeton and the Brookings Institution indicates that … Continue reading “Childfree as Lifestyle Choice”

Gen Y: If Childfree, More Likely to Stay That Way?

The April 23rd edition of USA Today had the article, “Generation Y faces some steep financial hurdles.”  Also known as the Millennial Generation, they include the more than 50 million born from the 1980s to 2000. According to the article, they may be best remembered for “whether they can overcome the dire financial straits that plague many of them,” with their plight “as much created by members’ pre-recession personal finance habits as by the misfortune of coming of age as the recession took hold in 2007.”

A recent report by Demos, a public policy research and advocacy think tank indicates that… Continue reading “Gen Y: If Childfree, More Likely to Stay That Way?”