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

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