Antecedent factors associated with late birthtiming decisions of dual-career couples

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N. Maxine Soloway (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Rebecca M. Smith

Abstract: The birth rate is up sharply among women 30 years old and older. Many are choosing to pursue and establish careers in early adulthood and electing to delay childbirth until their later reproductive years. The purpose of this study was to identify the salient factors associated with the decision of dual-career couples to become parents after postponing childbearing. These 30 career men and women (15 dual career couples) selected £or the study had pursued active careers prior to the birth of their child and had postponed childbearing at least two years after marriage. Subjects were a well-educated, professional group with a median duration o£ six years of marriage. The mean age o£ the dual career-mothers at first birth was 33.2 years.

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Language: English
Date: 1985
Dual-career families
Childbirth in middle age
Pregnancy in middle age

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