The selfish, career-focused woman who chooses not to have children is a myth, according to an Australian study examining women’s childbearing desires, expectations and outcomes. Not having a partner or a partner’s reluctance to have children, health problems, education debts and housing concerns are affecting how many children women have, or whether they have children at all. To have or not to have? Australian women’s childbearing desires, expectations and outcomes, found the costs of raising children were not a deciding factor in whether women had a family. Read more at the Jean Hailes Website.