Poorer women are having more children than wealthier, corporate women, a gap that has “widened significantly over the past five years,” Slate Magazine reported, citing a Guttmacher Institute study.
Additionally, Slate cited another study, from the Center for Work-Life Policy saying that the “rates of childlessness among corporate professional women . . . are higher than the childlessness rates of some European countries experiencing fertility crises.”
Slate said, “About half of all pregnancies in this country are unplanned, with poor women now five times more likely than higher-income women to have an unplanned pregnancy and six times more likely to have an unplanned birth.”