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Far more adults don’t want children than previously thought

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  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 30,481 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Faith


    Interesting read. A small sample size at 1,000 but interesting that they found over 25% of adults could be identified as consciously child-free.

    I was also interested in this bit and would like to know more:

    Although child-free people were pretty similar to everyone else, we did find that parents were less warm toward child-free people. This finding suggests that child-free individuals may be stigmatized in the United States.



  • Registered Users Posts: 10,549 ✭✭✭✭ Igotadose


    There was an embedded link that points to a study of stigmatization of child free: https://www.livescience.com/58094-child-free-parents-moral-outrage.html. That's a study of emotional reactions to the child free; there are far more stigmatizations that go on beyond just responses, like job preferences and especially time off favoring parents, let alone all the cash incentives.



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