More Work Place Flexibility = More Babies – Romina Boccia

The NYT Economix blog features data which suggests that accommodating women in their pursuit to combine family and career could mean that more educated women will have more babies. Although 2007 U.S. data shows that among women age 40 to 44, 20 percent have never had a child, double the percentage 30 years ago with the percentage rising to 27 percent for those with graduate or professional degrees, prospects for more babies born by educated women are rising, likely due to increased availability of workplace flexibility:

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