Less women of color having children, study shows

8 Sep

By Kim Harris, shades Magazine

The rates of American women who have passed their childbearing years without having children have grown, particularly for women of color, a recent study shows.

Pew Research conducted a study of combined fertility data from the Census Bureau from 1994 and 2008, using the measure of childlessness as women past their childbearing years – between the age of 40 and 44 – who had never given birth. And although across the board more women are passing their childbearing years without having children, the number of childless women grew more between 1994 and 2008 for women of color than for white women.

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