02/15/2013 03:12 pm ET

Don't Rule Out Having Children Because You Want To Have A Career

New research suggests more and more high-achieving young people are planning to forgo kids in order to pursue careers -- perhaps because the joyful parts of raising kids are often overlooked.

In 2012, new graduates of the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton undergraduate program were found to be "significantly less likely to expect to have children" than Wharton graduates were 20 years before. The number of men and women who answered "yes" to the question "Do you expect to have children" fell by half.

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