Net family income at age 33 was lower for both teenage mothers and fathers than for those who delayed childbearing.
If risks are identified by the assessment, information about them should be given to all women of childbearing age in the workplace.
The authors argue that policies which shift more costs of non-marital childbearing to men reduce non-marital childbearing.
Least advantaged women still tend to have children earlier and the most advantaged to defer childbearing.
Moreover, our labor market, with its greater gender equality, makes childbearing a very expensive prospect for successful professionals.