HEALTHY LIVING
04/03/2008 05:12 am ET Updated Nov 17, 2011

New Study Confirms Kids Aren't Worth It

Ladies, it's time to re-cast your miscarriage from "tragedy" to "20-25 vacations in Europe." On Monday, a new government study found that middle-class families will spend an average of $204,060 to raise a child born in 2007 until his or her 18th birthday. The USDA also found that children get more expensive as they get older, with teens costing the most. Child-rearing costs have soared since USDA began conducting its annual study in 1960.

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