How much do you want kids?
June 27, 2012 Leave a comment
So, I’m working on my future politics and parenthood research and I’ve been going through the General Social Survey data to find cool variables I might have missed. There’s some good ones, but I suspect that most are too old and thus would be of questionable relevance for understanding modern political debates. That said, this isn’t political, but it is interesting. In 1993 GSS asked how important it was for you to have kids. The results by sex:
Interestingly, women are 6-7% more likely to end up in the “one of the most important” category and men 6-7% more likely to end up in “somewhat important,” but otherwise, the results are surprisingly similar.