For years the trend has been for women to wait longer to have children. That era may be coming to a close. Sue Shellenbarger of the Wall Street Journal reported yesterday on a new study from the National Center for Health Statistics. It reports the first decline in the average age of first-time mothers since data have been recorded. Highlighting this trend is twenty-two-year-old Candace Parker, last year’s MVP and Rookie of the Year in the WNBA, who announced last month that she and her husband are expecting. Shellenbarger reports:
Ms. Parker’s parents were in their 30s when she was born, and “I kind of missed out” on shooting hoops with her dad and other shared play, she says. She wants her children to have the benefit of young parents.
The whole article is available online.