Diverging destinies: How children are faring under the second demographic transition

  title={Diverging destinies: How children are faring under the second demographic transition},
  author={Sara McLanahan},
In this article, I argue that the trends associated with the second demographic transition are following two trajectories and leading to greater disparities in children’s resources. Whereas children who were born to the most-educated women are gaining resources, in terms of parents’ time and money, those who were born to the least-educated women are losing resources. The forces behind these changes include feminism, new birth control technologies, changes in labor market opportunities, and… 

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