by Bella DePaulo | Apr 23, 2017 | ALL THINGS SINGLE, demographics, family, Friendship, happiness, health, Matrimania, Money, no kids, Uncategorized
The number of single people has been growing for more than a half-century. Of all Americans who are unmarried, the biggest proportion of them, by far, are people who have never been married. Yet not much research has focused specifically on this group. Maybe that’s in part because the percentage of people who stayed single all their life has, in the past, been fairly small. But that may be changing.
by Bella DePaulo | Feb 7, 2016 | ALL THINGS SINGLE, Divorce, family, How We Live Now, new ways of living, no kids, single at heart, Single men, Single parents, Single women
Who counts as single? There is more than one possible answer. Who counts as family if you are single and have no kids? What should we call adults who have no kids? Here are some discussions.
by Bella DePaulo | Jul 24, 2014 | ALL THINGS SINGLE, happiness, no kids, singlism
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.