U.S. Census reports "Delayer Boom"

as more educated women have children later
May 10, 2011

The U.S. Census Bureau reports that women with a college degree are experiencing a "delayer boom," giving birth at a later age than other women but still having fewer children overall by the end of their childbearing years, the U.S. Census Bureau reported today.

The finding comes from a comparison of the 2000 and 2010 Fertility Supplements to the Current Population Survey (CPS). Fertility of American Women: 2010 provides a national-level perspective over the past 10 years of the lifetime fertility experience of women.

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