In 2016, there were 2.1 million more childless women of prime child-bearing age than anticipated. The 19.5 million women age 20–39 in 2016 who had never given birth was 12 percent more than demographers would have expected given child-bearing patterns just before the Great Recession. In 2016, there were 7 percent more women 20–39 than ten years earlier, but 22 percent more who had never had a child.
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Johnson, Kenneth, "Data Snapshot: 2.1 Million More Childless U.S. Women Than Anticipated" (2017). The Carsey School of Public Policy at the Scholars' Repository. 327.
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