My new post is up on the Atlantic.com, in response to recent stories on the rise of childlessness in America: here.
Though there are substantial numbers of women 40-44 without kids, reported high rates of childlessness are premature. They fail to take into account late fertility, adoptions, and the time-lag effect of childbirth delay. The reports may prove true in the long term, or they may not—but it’s too soon to tell. ….