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10 Reasons You Should Never Have Kids

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The joys of parenthood?

More women are child-free in the U.S. now that at any other time since the government began keeping track, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s Current Population Survey. Almost half (47.6 percent) of women between the ages of 15 and 44 did not have children in 2014, up from 46.5 percent in 2012. Clues to this declining birth rate might be found in a recent study published in the journal Demography, which showed a drop in parental happiness after the birth of a child. For example, people typically underestimate the daily struggles of caring for a child. And while much can also be said for the joys of parenthood, these following arguments provide food for thought.

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