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Family Choices: Opting to Have Kids Later in Life - Or Not At All

The Sound of Ideas
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at 9:00 am
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PRI's The World has been reporting on family choices in Africa, from families where the man wants more children than the woman to rethinking what the "ideal" family size is to struggling with infertility. Sound familiar? These are some of the same issues American families face, where family size is shrinking and the population is aging. Some people wait to have kids, others don't want kids at all.


William Galston, Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution
Lisa Neidert, Senior Research Associate, Population Studies Center at the University of Michigan
Adrianne Frech, Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Akron
Lou Tisler, 49-year-old parent of two young children
Chris Hanson, 26-year-old and doesn’t want kids

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