My primary interest is in people who are single. Marital status (or coupled status) is a separate issue from parental status. You can be single with kids or married with no kids. I know that’s obvious but the two are conflated all the time. In this collection of links to relevant articles, I want to focus on the “no kids” part.
Childless, Childfree, Something Else? How to Refer to Adults with No Kids
Who are the adults without children and what’s the right word for them?
Aiming for single with no kids?
What We Know about People Who Have No Children
21 facts about people who never have children
No kids? 7 things we get wrong about regret
Are there more people who don’t want kids than we realized?
Older women with no kids have better health and more wealth
The childfree are just as satisfied with their lives as the childless and parents
Why some people and not others find it painful not to have kids
Pathways to Not Having Children
Women who never have kids: A 33-year study
Answering the Question: Why Don’t You Have Kids?
The wrong thing to say to adults who have no kids
Choosing not to have kids: 16 writers bare their souls
Why don’t you have kids?
Saying no: The most affirming and authentic thing you can do
Adults with No Kids: Stereotyping and Stigmatizing
The cost of choosing not to have kids: Moral outrage
The childfree are judged more harshly than the childless, people who did want kids but don’t have them
Who cares about kids who are not their own?
What’s wrong with telling a person with no kids that it could still happen?
No kids, no concern about the future? Insulting and wrong (Guest post by Kristin Noreen)
When your personal, private choices enrage others
Singlism’s cousin: Stereotyping, stigmatizing and ignoring adults with no children
Section on Singlism’s Cousin in Singlism book
Best story I’ve ever read about singlism in the workplace
Family in the Lives of Adults with No Kids
Family in the lives of adults without children: 3 creative ways of thinking
Who guides the next generation? It’s not (just) who you think
Are aunts and uncles the forgotten kin?
Part 1: Does it matter if you are single with no kids?
Single, no kids, Part 2: Family-relevant strengths
Family talk and the dissing of friends and community: Part 3 of single with no kids
Vulnerabilities of singles with no children: Part 4
Will You Become an Elder Orphan?
Elder orphans: a real problem or a new way to scare single people?
Missing from Our Conversations and Our Activism: Adults with No Kids
Did second-wave feminism neglect the single woman?
Shriver’s ‘Woman’s Nation’ is actually a wife and mother’s nation: The evidence
Finally, legislation designed to help single people with no kids
More Kids, Please! Attempts to Get There by Shaming and Stigmatizing
How two white men are coaxing American women to have kids
Do it my way: Women telling women how to live
Talking Back to Those Who Try to Shame and Stigmatize Adults with No Kids
Defensive about not having children? Philosopher says we have it all wrong
Not wanting kids should be no big deal
Do fewer babies create happier humans and better societies?
Compelling life stories don’t need conventional events
Are mothers better than everyone else?
Why are so many smart women so clueless about single life? Guest post by Terri Trespicio
‘Having it all’? 4 reasons why I’m having none of it