Volume 6, Issue 6, 5773

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Opting Out of Parenthood

Women who choose to be childfree may not have to contend with dirty diapers, temper tantrums and prom dramas, but they do have to contend with being cast as social pariahs: “selfish,” “self-centered,” “baby-haters.” However, here’s an interesting fact: According to a 2010 study from the Pew Research Center, the number of childfree women in the U.S. almost doubled during the previous three decades, which amounts to approximately 20 percent of the female population. Given the rapid growth of this trend, we sought out a variety of perspectives on how this specifically impacts Jewish women.

Warm Regards,
Michelle Cove, Editor
mcove@brandeis.edu

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