Parenting solo in the news

http://www.newsmax.com/newswidget/Poll-Changing-Families/2013/05/30/id/507223

An Associated Press-WE tv poll of people under 50 found that more than 2 in 5 unmarried women without children — or 42 percent — would consider having a child on their own without a partner, including more than a third, or 37 percent, who would consider adopting solo.

And here I thought I was the one of the few wrestling this complicated issue, not one of the 40%.  I don’t know a single woman in my real life who has done this.

But apparently… the effects on career are not a figment of my imagination:

And this was true especially among mothers who waited until age 30 or older to have children. Fully 47 percent of those mothers said having a child had a negative impact on their careers. Of women overall, 32 percent of mothers reported a negative effect, compared with 10 percent of men.

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About tidewater

thirty-something, mostly single, finding a path.
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