Professor Blackstone & Mahala Stewart ’09 Article Mentioned in Pacific Standard

Pacific Standard has picked up a story about Professor Amy Blackstone and Mahala Stewart’s (’09) latest paper on the childfree.

“Media have tended to depict childfree people negatively,likening the decision not to have children to “whether to have pizza or Indian for dinner.” Misperceptions about those who do not have children have serious weight, given that, between 2006 and 2010, 15 percent of women and 24 percent of men had not had children by the age of 40, and that nearly half of women between the ages of 40 and 44 in 2002 were what Amy Blackstone and Mahala Dyer Stewart refer to as “childfree,” or purposefully not intending to have children.”