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Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Does having or not having children impact you later in life?

I've referred to this study "Deciding When To Have A Child, If Ever: The Impacts Later In Life."  on my blog a few years ago but I think it's worth revisiting.

The study questioned 6000 women to determine whether having children or not affected their happiness in later life.  One of the biggest reasons women say they come to see me is because they are fearful that the choice they make now will affect them adversely in later life.  What the researcher found was interesting.

"Whether a woman has had children or not isn’t likely to affect her psychological well-being in later life," said University of Michigan sociologist Amy Pienta. "What is more important is whether or not she has a husband, a significant other or close social relationships in her life as she ages."

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