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Prevalence and characteristics of childfree adults in Michigan (USA)
Prevalence and characteristics of childfree adults in Michigan (USA)
Childfree individuals choose not to have children, which makes them a distinctive group from parents who have had children, not-yet-parents who plan to have children, and childless indivduals who would have liked to have children. Most research on parental status and psychosocial characteristics has not effectively distinguished childfree individuals from other non-parents or has relied on non-representative samples. In this study, we use a representative sample of 981 Michigan adults to estimate the prevalence of childfree individuals, to examine how childfree individuals differ from parents and other types of non-parents in life satisfaction, political ideology, and personality, and to examine whether childfree individuals are viewed as an outgroup. We find that over a quarter of Michigan adults identified as childfree. After controlling for demographic characteristics, we find no differences in life satisfaction and limited differences in personality traits between childfree individuals and parents, not-yet-parents, or childless individuals. However, childfree individuals were more liberal than parents, and those who have or want(ed) children felt substantially less warm toward childfree individuals than childfree individuals felt toward each other. Given the prevalence of childfree individuals, the risks of their outgroup status, and their potential role in politics as a uniquely liberal group, it is important for demographic research to distinguish the childfree from others and to better understand these individuals.
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Prevalence and characteristics of childfree adults in Michigan (USA)
The Case for Requiring Disaggregation of Asian American and Pacific Islander Data - California Law Review
The Case for Requiring Disaggregation of Asian American and Pacific Islander Data - California Law Review
This piece is dedicated in honor of the lives lost in Atlanta, Georgia on March 16th, 2021 due to more senseless anti-Asian violence. All U.S. federal and state entities should disaggregate data on the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. Currently, reports divided by racial categories often conceal the major differences in the AAPI population. […]
·californialawreview.org·
The Case for Requiring Disaggregation of Asian American and Pacific Islander Data - California Law Review
Factors associated with financial independence of young adults - Xiao - 2014 - International Journal of Consumer Studies - Wiley Online Library
Factors associated with financial independence of young adults - Xiao - 2014 - International Journal of Consumer Studies - Wiley Online Library
Young adults are in an important transition period from financially depending on their parents to becoming financially independent. The purpose of this study was to identify factors associated with p...
·onlinelibrary.wiley.com·
Factors associated with financial independence of young adults - Xiao - 2014 - International Journal of Consumer Studies - Wiley Online Library
A Model-Based Method for Detecting Persistent Cultural Change Using Panel Data | Sociological Science
A Model-Based Method for Detecting Persistent Cultural Change Using Panel Data | Sociological Science
Stephen Vaisey, Kevin Kiley Sociological Science March 22, 2021 10.15195/v8.a5 Abstract Recent work argues that changes in people's responses to the same question over time should be thought of as reflecting a fixed baseline subject to temporary local influences, rather than durable changes in respo...
·sociologicalscience.com·
A Model-Based Method for Detecting Persistent Cultural Change Using Panel Data | Sociological Science
Why you’ll never establish the existence of distinct “generations” in American society – Family Inequality
Why you’ll never establish the existence of distinct “generations” in American society – Family Inequality
We’re not going to find a set of fixed divisions that works across arenas — such as social attitudes, family behavior, and economic status.
·familyinequality.wordpress.com·
Why you’ll never establish the existence of distinct “generations” in American society – Family Inequality
Spotify – June 7, 2021: Un-Whitewashing Denver’s Anti-Chinese Riot; The Story Of Black Cowboys - Colorado Matters | Podcast on Spotify
Spotify – June 7, 2021: Un-Whitewashing Denver’s Anti-Chinese Riot; The Story Of Black Cowboys - Colorado Matters | Podcast on Spotify
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Spotify – June 7, 2021: Un-Whitewashing Denver’s Anti-Chinese Riot; The Story Of Black Cowboys - Colorado Matters | Podcast on Spotify