Wednesday, August 20, 2008
In the last 30 years, the number of women age 40 to 44 with no children has doubled, from 10 percent to 20 percent. And those who are mothers have an average of 1.9 children each, more than one child fewer than women of the same age in 1976.
I was talking with a friend today about how big she pictures her family. Most of my friends have two or three kids and several plan on having four. But this survey shows exactly the opposite pattern! However, I do have at least one friend who did not have a child until she turned 40.
I am curious to know, how many kids do you have and how many do you want?
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