October 28, 2022
The Hill reported a story on research led by Emma Zang, on how race and education intersect to affect how many children women have. The study published in the journal Population Studies found that Black college-educated women have fewer children on average than white or Hispanic college-educated women. According to the study, about 80 percent of college-educated white women had a second child while less than 70 percent of similarly educated Black mothers did.
The reason for this is still unclear and indicates a need for further research on the relationship between racial disparities and fertility among women with college degrees, according to Zang.