A: List and explain three research findings related to the Basic Facts on Childbearing
Pattern, Trends and Differentials.
Marriage: Married women as compared to single women or those in a romantic relationship have higher chances of becoming pregnant.
Education and socioeconomic background: Among White women, education to a large extent diminishes the odds in childbearing.
Unplanned pregnancies: To a large extent, unplanned pregnancies are seen to be dominant among the unmarried women while the odds are in the married women.
B: List and explain three reasons for increased attention to delayed childbearing:
Infertility and subfecudity in women are seen to cause delays in childbearing. Causing delays in child bearing.
Economic factor: Most couples prefer to first wait and stabilize economically before starting a family
Shifts in nonmarital births: Birth timings among young girls have largely been seen to shift from the early ages of early 20’s to late 20’s
Childlessness: Women between the ages of 40 -44 years are being most associated with infertility hindering them from bearing children in that age bracket. Education and Ratio/Ethnic variations also contribute much as women want to accomplish their career objectives first leading to childlessness.
List and explain three take away points of Childlessness.
New production technologies from sources are seen to cause shifts in childbearing altering the need to bear children a particular time.
Financial goals: A great number of couples opt to achieve their financial goals first then get to childbearind.
Education variations: This affects women who mostly want to focus more on educational goals and empowerment than bearing children.
List and explain the 4 points in regard to Roads Less Traveled
Adoption: Has taken a new path in parenthood with a subgroup of men between the ages of 40 – 44 opting to adopt children since since they have no biological children.
Same sex couples: These couples due to their nature have started adopting children to fulfill their marital pleasures.
Implications: These implications have led to a number of variations in family setup, norms and nature of the families.
Parenthood is a personal objective that varies with different people and in various perspectives.
It is hences ones take and decision to see forth their own development.
Reasons for becoming a parent:
Unavoidable circumstances, for instances impregnating a girl or a girl havind children aout of wedlock.
Reasons for not becoming a parent:
Untimed plans, most often people may find themselves falling into hard situations after becoming parents in an avoidable way.
Reasons to consider and why.
Personal ambitions and goals: With increasing pressure in our society today it is very important to focus first on first hand matters rather than pleasures.
Smock, P. J., & Greenland, F. R. (2010). Diversity in pathways to parenthood: Patterns, implications, and emerging research directions. Journal of Marriage and Family, 72(3), 576-593.