Tuesday, May 4, 2010

How Long Is Too Long To Wait?

An iVillage article examines the question looming in the minds of many of us. In 2006, some 27 percent of women who’d given birth within the last year had a bachelor's degree, compared to 19 percent in 1990.

“One of the reasons women have children later in life–and that is probably a very, very good thing–is because they have more education,” says Claudia Goldin, Ph.D., a Harvard economist. “They are pursuing careers that require upfront investments and can put off having kids, which they couldn’t in 1965 or 1970 because they didn’t have the technology. So it doesn’t matter that they’re having them later; they’re actually having them.”

Women are waiting longer to start their families, but how long is too long?


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