Tuesday, February 23, 2010

A changing pattern of childlessness

The fertility rate in Australia is currently below the level required to replace the population. Women in high status occupations may find little time for having children and raising a family. But is it also the case that women in other occupations are increasingly remaining childless, or putting off having children?
Commentary from Robert Tanton who is Principal Research Fellow at the National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling (NATSEM). Text adapted from AustralianPolicyOnline. Read the full commentary here

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