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A study published in Sex Roles in March looked at attitudes towards married people who choose not to have children. Psychologist Leslie Ashburn-Nardo and her team surveyed 197 undergraduates at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (147 women, forty-nine men, and one participant whose gender data was not reported), asking them to read vignettes about married individuals, some of whom were parents and some of whom were not, and to assess their psychological fulfillment. Participants saw the childless couples as significantly less fulfilled than couples with two children, a finding consistent with previous research. And although it's becoming more and more common for married couples to opt out of parenthood, the study's author was...

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