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Posted November 16, 2009
Good Topic, Informative, but a rather Dry Read
I was very excited to see this book come out, as there has been very little written on the choice NOT to parent in a long time. (And what has been written, hasn't been too thorough.)
I was glad to see Laura Scott did perform a survey on the childless, which no authors have done to this point, but DISAPPOINTED to see she only interviewed 171 childless! (A very small pool that is not representative of an entire country.) Since the childless numbers have grown to 20% in the U.S., I would think she could have found more respondents in the two years she spent conducting the survey.
Plus, she only interviewed those who intentionally CHOSE not to have children, leaving those who are childless by CIRCUMSTANCE and those who are UNDECIDED out of the equation. Yet she contradicts herself by discussing the "childless by circumstance" quite a bit in the book, even after she has stated in the beginning that her focus is on the "Childless by Choice." Many of us are a cross between the two camps. In other words, we made a choice not to have kids, only AFTER we realized all the circumstances weren't right to be a parent. I woul<div id=
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