More U.S. Women Are Going Childless (2015 Report)
- The percentage of U.S. women in their 30s and 40s who are childless is rising, new data from the U.S. Census Bureau show.
- Some 15.3% of U.S. women aged 40 to 44 were childless in June 2014, up from 15.1% in 2012.
- (Link): Changes in Census’s data processing likely affected its estimates for 2010 to 2012. But even before that, the trend was up: 9.6% of women in this age group were childless in 2010, up from 9.2% in 2008.
- For women in their late 30s, the rise in childlessness is sharper. Around 18.5% of women 35 to 39 were childless last June, up from 17.2% in 2012.
- All told, 47.6% of U.S. women aged 15 to 44 were without children last year, up from 46.5% in 2012.