Fertility study shows women having fewer children; here’s why

Posted at 1:59 PM, Apr 07, 2015
and last updated 2015-04-07 16:04:45-04

The Census Bureau has just released new numbers showing the landscape of American families is changing.

The research shows America has more single-child families and women with more job responsibilities have fewer children.

According to the study, a majority of women in childbearing years have had children but not a large majority, just under 60 percent had given birth.

Also, there are a lot more single-child families; in 2014, twice as many women between 40 and 44 had only one child compared to that same statistic in 1976.

Women in the Northeast are having fewer children than women in the South, Midwest and West.

The numbers also showed women in professional or managerial jobs were more likely to be childless.

MORE: See the full study from the Census Bureau here