More highly-educated women are having kids than in the past

4 years 9 months 2 weeks ago Saturday, May 09 2015 May 9, 2015 Saturday, May 09, 2015 3:28:00 PM CDT May 09, 2015 in News
By: Amber Smith, KOMU 8 Reporter

COLUMBIA - More highly-educated women are having kids than in the past.

According to new research released by the Pew Research Center, 22 percent of women ages 40 to 44 with a master's degree or higher have no children. This number is down from 30 percent in 1994.

Highly-educated women are also having bigger families than in the past. According to the study, 60 percent of women with at least a master's degree have had two or more children. This number is up from 51 percent in 1994.

The study showed that the more education that a woman has, the less likely she is to become a mother. In addition, the study shows the more education a woman has, the less kids she is likely to have. 

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