Postponing or rejecting parenthood? Results of a survey among female academic professionals.

@article{KemkesGrottenthaler2003PostponingOR,
  title={Postponing or rejecting parenthood? Results of a survey among female academic professionals.},
  author={Ariane Kemkes-Grottenthaler},
  journal={Journal of biosocial science},
  year={2003},
  volume={35 2},
  pages={213-26}
}
The current surge in childlessness is often seen as an alternative lifestyle amidst growing pluralism and individualism. The results of this study indicate that several subgroups of childless women need to be differentiated: those who actively decide to forgo children in favour of other life pursuits and those who merely defer the decision. Both have accumulated a high degree of human capital in their education or career-building paths. Thus, the increase of a woman's time invested in education… CONTINUE READING

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