Who Should Pay More Taxes–Parents or Childfree?

The question whether those with no children should pay the same taxes as parents in our society can generate quite the debate.

Childfreedom recently did an interesting poll about whether the childfree should contribute to property and school taxes. Most said the childfree should contribute but not pay as much as households with children.  What do you think?

On the deficit channel, the bipartisan deficit panel has just recommended that the child tax credit be eliminated as part of cutting the huge U.S. deficit.  I say this should be the case, deficit or not.

But in this article, some think the childfree should pay more taxes. Why? Because supposedly we can afford to pay more! That notion… generated some havoc … Continue reading “Who Should Pay More Taxes–Parents or Childfree?”

U.S. Census Fertility Pattern Data Part II

Here’s more from the U.S. Census newly released report, “Fertility of American Women.”  Data was collected from three million households in 2008.

My last post spoke to data on women with no children.  Here are some numbers I found interesting regarding women who are having children in our country:

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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”

Reasons and Real Reasons for Becoming Parents

On the other side of  the Italian catholic church and government thinking their declining population is a crisis, are the members of a group that think a declining population is just what we need..in fact, they think the best thing for humans to do is to stop reproducing all together right now to allow the earth’s biosphere to return to good health.

The Voluntary Human Extinction Movement (VHEMT) might have radical ideas,

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Early Deciders Being Denied Tubal Ligation and Vasectomy

I have received some interesting responses to the current On-the-Ground question: At what age did you decide not to have children?   A good deal of respondents indicated they were 20 or younger when they decided, and some shared how they tried to get a tubal ligation or vasectomy and could not find a doctor to do it.  One woman who responded wrote that she is 30 and still has this problem. This is similar to my own story–

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