If white women have better access to or take greater advantage of investment opportunities than black women during the early adult years, we expect to see delayed childbearing
and marriage among young white women relative to young black women.
and its impact on population rate changes in lower birth weight, multiple birth, and preterm delivery, Pediatrics, 2002, 109(3):399-403.
What researchers found came as no surprise to top infertility specialists, but might dismay women who have delayed childbearing
into their 30s.
For boys, although the intervention did not impact on intentions to have intercourse, there were significant program effects on boy's beliefs about whether other boys their age were having sex, attitudes towards delayed childbearing
, and birth control knowledge.
Combined with other social trends, such as delayed childbearing
which reduces female fertility, the decline in sperm counts could signal a crisis for couples hoping for a family.
The children of teen mothers remain far more likely to become teen parents themselves (22%) than those whose mother delayed childbearing
until after age 20 (9%).
Therefore, delayed childbearing
temporarily depresses the TFR, whether or not it has any impact on completed fertility (ultimate family size).
Maternal behaviors traditionally associated with high-income Western countries (like delayed childbearing
and reduced breastfeecling) are becoming more prevalent in low- and middle-income countries.
That means for many women, childlessness or delayed childbearing
isn't always a choice, said Jane Prather, also a CSUN sociology professor.
Are 50 percent more likely to repeat a grade and perform poorly on standardized tests and less likely to complete high school than if their mothers had delayed childbearing
In addition, baby boomers are the first generation to experience high levels of divorce and delayed childbearing