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Bowdoin’s Nancy Riley Talks ‘Child-Free’ Choice on WGME Archives

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Professor of Sociology Nancy Riley weighs in on the increasing number of couples choosing not to have children, and the huge role the work-life-kids balance plays in this decision. “We are the worst industrialized country on this issue,” says Riley in the piece. “We don’t have childcare. We don’t have parental leave policies. We just don’t have what would allow people to balance kids and jobs.” Watch the segment.