By Susan Newman, Ph.D.
For the last 20+ years I have been researching and writing about family issues. I realized many are surprising and not well known. It also became evident that other realities are quite shocking such as the penalty working mothers deal with (and pay for) and the staggering amount of sibling abuse. Here are six well-kept family “secrets” that influence family size today:
Family Secret #1: One-child families are the fastest growing family group.
For the past 75 years of tracking people’s preferences, the perfect family has always been two children