In this episode we’re talking about what happens when women wait to have kids. Are celebrities who give birth for the first time after age 40 outliers, or are regular women really waiting that long to become moms? We explore the research about super-low fertility and why a woman would choose to postpone childbearing. Jennifer also talks to author Elizabeth Katkin about the relationship between waiting to have kids and infertility.
Everybody Counts is a podcast about all the ways human population shapes our world. From mass urbanization to massive refugee flows, high fertility to record low birth rates, population trends have social, political, and economic consequences. The world’s population is changing in unprecedented ways, and this podcast helps listeners make sense of those changes.