JUST IN: More Smart, Highly-Educated Women Are Doing THIS

Looks like more women are really trying to "have it all," whatever that means.

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Some educated women are more leery of having a child for many reasons. They know their career will take a hit after spending so much money on school.

Being in a position to seek higher education also implies these women have money for birth control and healthcare so they can actually make a choice. But it looks like more and more women with impressive degrees are also interested in starting a family.


According to Pew Research, one in five women between the ages 40 and 44 who have a master's degree or higher aren't having children.

This is the equivalent of 22 percent, which is a decrease from 30 percent in 1994. The change is more noticeable with women who have an MD or PhD. In 1994, a whopping 35 percent were childless; today, it's only 20 percent.

More educated women are also having bigger families. Of women who have master's degrees, six in ten have two or more children. This is also an increase from 51 percent in 1994. 

However, that is not the only trend they noticed. Bigger families are steadily declining and two-child households are increasing.


Today, 35 percent of women between 40 and 44 have two children, and 12 percent have four or more. Back in 1976, this would have been weird since the average woman in her 40s had three children.

It looks like many women are still trying to have it all, and making compromises on how many kids they're having to make their success more manageable!