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Childlessness is high in the US once again, but this time it’s driven by choice, not poverty.

Baudin, Thomas, de la Croix, David and Gobbi, Paula E. (2015) Childlessness is high in the US once again, but this time it’s driven by choice, not poverty. USApp - American Politics and Policy Blog (15 Sep 2015). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Recent years have seen a rise in childlessness rates in the US close to levels not seen for more than a century. In new research which examines the drivers of childlessness then and now, Thomas Baudin, David de la Croix and Paula E. Gobbi find that while in the early 20th century poverty meant that many women were forced into having fewer children, better education and higher income for women are now the causes of childlessness.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2015 The Author(s) CC BY-NC 3.0; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 08 May 2017 08:19
Last Modified: 02 Jun 2019 23:17
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/75785

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