Thursday, July 29, 2010

Fewer American Women Having Children

From Reuters:

NEW YORK (Reuters Life!) – More American women are choosing not to have children than three decades ago, according to a new report.

Nearly 20 percent of older women do not have children, compared to 10 percent in the 1970s, the Pew Research Center said.

"In recent decades, social pressure to play traditional roles has lessened in a broad variety of ways and there is more leeway for individual choice. This could play a part in lowering pressure for people to get married and bear children," said D'Vera Cohn, a co-author of the report.

"Women have more options than in the past to build strong careers and to exercise the choice not to have children," she added in an email.

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MR

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It is because women are more practical right now. Women's Health Questions

Posted by: Anne | Jul 31, 2010 1:21:27 AM

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