New study identifies an increasing disinterest in fatherhood among childless men in the United States

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For most people throughout time, the idea of an ideal future included starting a family. Currently, over one third of American men have no children, prompting the question of why? A study published in Journal of Marriage and Family suggests that this is partially due to an increasing disinterest in fatherhood. Fertility rates ebb and flow due to many factors, including socioeconomic stability and cultural norms. In recent years, economic uncertainty and a decreasing focus on a traditional family unit seem to have led to the decrease in birth rates, which is of concern to many people due to the…

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