19 Oct '11, 4am

Overworked, Debt-Laden Gen Xers Opting For No Kids | Care2 Causes

Overworked, Debt-Laden Gen Xers Opting For No Kids | Care2 Causes

According to a new study by the Center for Work-Life Policy , 43 percent of Gen X women and 32 percent of Gen X men do not have any children. According to the study, Gen Xers, those born between 1965 and 1978 (currently 33 to 46 years old) should be at the stage of their lives where they are “stepping into crucial leadership roles and starting families.” Instead, ambitious Gen Xers feel stalled in their careers and are working 60+ hour weeks trying desperately to keep their debt levels under control. The combination of huge student debts (Gen X is the most educated generation and is now paying for it) with the current financial turmoil and lack of advancement opportunities (those boomers aren’t retiring quickly enough!) leave little extra cash to pay for diapers and day care. Opting Out or Feeling Forced Out of Parenting? In a Washington Post article, Petula Dvorak writes:...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/overworked-debt-laden-gen-x-o...

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