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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”

Parenthood versus Childfree Part IV

Now for the fourth area from Alison Cameron’s article, “Do children really make us happy? Alison Cameron compares parenthood with a childfree life” from The Sun Herald.

This one: Appearance.

From the article: For many parents, the first years of parenthood are more grungy mummy than yummy mummy. Fashion and beauty take a back seat..

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Laura Carroll, Childfree Choice

Parenthood versus Childfree Part III

Now for the third area from Alison Cameron’s article, “Do children really make us happy? Alison Cameron compares parenthood with a childfree life” from The Sun Herald.  Like the two posts before this one, first you’ll see the quoted content from Cameron’s article.  Check out the third area: Health.  Continue reading “Parenthood versus Childfree Part III”

Laura Carroll, Childfree Choice

More on Happiness in 2010: Not So for Women?

Just a few days ago (December 30) I posted on Dr. Robert Holden, who contends that while we are chasing after happiness more than ever, our happiness levels have not risen in recent years. Turns out there is a lot more evidence about happiness levels for men and women not only in recent years, but in the last 40 yearsMarcus Buckingham’s article, “What’s Happening to Women’s Happiness?”  sheds some amazing light on women’s happiness. Continue reading “More on Happiness in 2010: Not So for Women?”