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Report: Childlessless at record high in U.S.

A new study from the Pew Research Center shows that childlessness is at a record high in America. One in five women aged 40 to 44 reported that they've never had children. Meanwhile, just 41 percent of Americans say having children is necessary to a good marriage, compared to 65 percent in 1990.

Linky below. Opinions?


Asked by mancosmomma at 4:44 PM on Jun. 25, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Has anyone ever wondered, if the birth rate continues to drop, who will pay for our huge deficit?

    Who will pay for social security and Medicare?

    Who will pay for HCR?

    No wonder Obama doesn't secure our borders. Those illegal aliens will have the anchor babies, and someone has to pay.

    Answer by MunchMunch at 5:07 PM on Jun. 25, 2010

  • Reason 186 there will be no social security for the current middle-aged generation and beyond.

    Answer by NotPanicking at 4:52 PM on Jun. 25, 2010

  • I actually think MUNCH makes a valid argument, I don't see ANYTHING "rude" about it! With every spending bill that passes the Senate, and Obama signs, THEY should be asking "who is going to pay for all of this?!"

    If only I had more votes available today, I would vote it up--maybe tomorrow, I will!! LOL :o)

    Answer by LoriKeet at 5:51 PM on Jun. 25, 2010

  • I kinda agree, but I feel having fewer kids are less stressful on a marriage. We might stop at the one we have.


    Answer by Mom2princessq at 4:47 PM on Jun. 25, 2010

  • mancosmomma

    Comment by mancosmomma (original poster) at 4:44 PM on Jun. 25, 2010

  • Interesting.

    Answer by CAGirl4 at 4:47 PM on Jun. 25, 2010

  • OK !

    Answer by lightbulbe at 4:50 PM on Jun. 25, 2010

  • Mom2princessq I guess we'll just have to agree to disagree here cause my husband and I have 5 kids and we're as happy as hogs in the sun!

    Answer by BlueCollarMama at 4:59 PM on Jun. 25, 2010

  • Well That makes them born in the 60's... So their informative years were during 70's-80's.... The time of the feminist movement. I remember reading Feminist Mystique a while back lol. So most of those women made a decision back then they were choosing a career over family.
    Do I think having children is vital to a marriage? No. Some people need more attention and having children could make their marriage worse. I know a couple who have been married for 9 years and they have no plans on having children. Her husband works a demanding job that he loves, she is (I am saying this with the most love ;) ) a bit self centered. She likes her alone time, her hubs attention when hes home, and they like to be able to pick up and go where ever when ever. When I became pregnant she told me I was crazy! lol She just doesn't see it benefiting their marriage. To each their own.

    Answer by Crissy1213 at 5:14 PM on Jun. 25, 2010

  • I was going to say what MunchMunch said. I completely agree.

    Answer by QuinnMae at 5:19 PM on Jun. 25, 2010