Saturday, January 28, 2017

Barren baronesses

With Heartiste's recent post entitled "Childlessness And Mass Female Hysteria" as an impetus, the percentage of childless middle-aged women in the US, by decade (n = 13,549):

1970s: 7.9%
1980s: 13.4%
1990s: 17.6%
2000s: 17.9%
2010s: 18.0%

The female labor force participation ratcheted up beginning in the mid-seventies before peaking around 2000 and steadily but modestly declining since then in line with the overall decrease in labor force participation. During that time, the percentage of childless middle-aged women more than doubled and has continued to inch upward since then. We've gone from fewer than 1-in-12 middle-aged women being childless to nearly 1-in-5 being so.

GSS variables used: SEX(2), AGE(30-50), CHILDS, YEAR(1970-1979,1980-1989,1990-1999,2000-2009,2010-2014)


Mil-Tech Bard said...

Heartiste & Trump have moved the Overton window on the childless and cray-cray feminist fringe.

See this Derbyshire column --

Random Dude on the Internet said...

It also explains the increase in manipulative photos to whip up war sentiments. We've seen a big spike in pictures of dead and injured Syrian kids that were meant to get white women (and estrogenic white men) angry about wanting to fight Russia. You could link to countless tweets from white girls who supposedly cried about the dead Syrian kid at the beach, the injured Syrian kid at Aleppo, that verified Twitter account from the girl at Aleppo, etc. Since these women no longer have children of their own, it's a transmutation of their mothering instincts towards political propaganda. The Democrats and the media know exactly what they are doing here.

Audacious Epigone said...

Random Dude,

Exactly. The best 'cure' for wild leapfrogging loyalties is to have something right in front of your face that needs your loyalty more than anything else.