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Far more adults don’t want children than previously thought – HotAir

Far more adults don’t want children than previously thought – HotAir

People who are child-free make the conscious decision not to have kids.This number was much higher than those reported in the few past national studies that have attempted to identify child-free people, which placed the percentage between 2% and 9%.Although we can't be sure why we identified more child-free people in our study, we suspect it may have something to do with how we determined who was child-free.As social scientists, we think it's important to distinguish child-free individuals from those who are childless or not yet parents.

Past studies that attempted to estimate the prevalence of child-free individuals often focused only on women and have used criteria based on fertility.They're distinct from childless individuals – adults who want children but can't have them – and from people who plan to have children in the future.

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