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During the pandemic year of 2020, thousands of US parents named their babies Kobe and Gianna – Family Inequality
During the pandemic year of 2020, thousands of US parents named their babies Kobe and Gianna – Family Inequality
And a few other highlights. Data from the Social Security Administration show that the names Kobe and Gianna had the greatest increase in popularity of any names in the country; as Kobe boys increa…
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During the pandemic year of 2020, thousands of US parents named their babies Kobe and Gianna – Family Inequality
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)
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...
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Factors associated with financial independence of young adults - Xiao - 2014 - International Journal of Consumer Studies - Wiley Online Library