We’re more financially stable. Women who have a successful career before becoming pregnant, or who are half of a two-income family, can obviously provide better for their children. Babies are expensive! And if I’d had one in my hardscrabble 20s, I’m pretty sure my daughter would be wearing a dishtowel as a diaper, while the spare one was hanging out to dry. For single moms who have babies in their 40s, they’re not likely to plan a pregnancy unless they’re sure they have the financial means to provide for a baby.

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