A recent report from the Pew Research Center, which analyzed 1992-1994 and 2006-2008 fertility and education data from the US Census Bureau showed that overall, American women were more likely to have no children in 2006-2008 than they were in the early 1990s. Further, women with a masters, professional, or doctoral degree are less likely to have children than women without an advanced degree. However, this subgroup of highly educated women was more likely to have children in 2006-2008 than they were in 1992-1994. The authors do not offer an explanation for this trend.

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i think this is normal, because eventually we all have to chose between family and carrier , this is how life is

The only worrying thing about this trend is how many of those women end up regretting their decision to choose a career over having a family.

Interesting facts about the changes that have occurred with professional women having less babies from the early 1990's to 2006-2008. It is further interesting that the subgroup is actually more likely to have children in the mid-late 2000's as compared to early 1990's. I wonder why the opposite trend is true for the subgroup?

I think more and more women realize these days that after they have succeeded in professional development, it's even more important to succeed in building a family, which always includes having kids. I know too many successful married women without kids, who came to a conclusion that given a chance they would rather focus on having kids than a career.

I think it understandable how women choose a business life over a housewife. Women want to progress just as much as a man. They also have the same "I wish I hadda" as men do.

This seems to be a side effect of women becoming more independent and confident. I say more power to them! It's not like the world's population is too low...

It's not easy juggling a career and a family. Now-a-days its pretty common because single parent(mom) families are becoming the norm.

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