Later Motherhood Comes of Age (in a Pandemic)

Later Motherhood Comes of Age (in a Pandemic)

2020 sees an 4% overall decline in births, though most of those born in 2020 were conceived before March. … Delayed maternity plays a key part in moving women into the policy-making roles where, with their long experience with responsibility and caregiving, they are badly needed.

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Highest Birth Rate Now 30-34 / Ripple Effects of Delay / Birth Rates Still Falling

This year, the annual CDC birth data update again generates a post very like the one last year and several years prior. See parts 2 & 3 of this post’s title. And this year for the first time, as the title’s first part

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2015 Births Down Overall: Historic lows among younger women; rates up among women 30+

The CDC has issued its preliminary report on US birth data for 2015.   Birth rates are down overall, driven by historic lows among younger women.  But rates among women in their 30s and 40s continue to rise. Breaking it out by age:

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New Era in Childbirth? Childcare Still Part of the Story.

Here’s an overview piece on current fertility research around later motherhood. Among the methods discussed, lab-grown eggs from stem cells (“Growing eggs in the lab like this would yield a great many eggs unaffected by age for older women trying

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Population Plunge?

  Decline in Births Among Twentysomething Women, by Race This week the Urban Institute tackles the fertility question:  Will the birth rate drop among young women since the 2007 recession be made up by births to those same women when they’re

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Lean ON: Expand the School Schedule & Raise GDP

My new piece on the Daily Beast makes two arguments: the current national school schedule forces women out of the work stream, and women can use the clout we’ve amassed to date to change things now. Though the mismatch of

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