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Census Data on Childless Women

A new report on childless women from the Pew Research Center uses data from the Current Population Survey to track recent trends and describe this group’s demographic characteristics. The report finds that childlessness among 40-44-year-old women has risen in all racial and ethnic groups, and most education levels, but has declined over the past decade among women with advanced degrees. Highly educated women still are the most likely to be childless.

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