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Settling Down And Not Raising A Family


The news of a couple of weeks ago only confirmed the continuation of a trend: fewer American women are having babies. In fact, the most recent figures (from 2017) show the lowest U.S. birth rate ever.

No surprise for sociologist Amy Blackstone, who has no children of her own, and writes of people in the same circumstance in Childfree by Choice: The Movement Redefining Family and Creating a New Age of Independence. Dr. Blackstone comes onto The Exchange to talk about the growing trend.

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