A survey commissioned by Grazia magazine reflects that around half of women in their thirties are more interested in residential conveyancing than starting their own family.
The research gathered opinion from 2,000 women and gives an insight as to why so many women are choosing not to have children.
Over half of the women questioned stated that their lack of money meant they couldn’t afford to have a baby, and 47% confessed that they’d rather spend their money on making a house purchase.
Around a third of the women claimed that they didn’t want a child at all.
Many of the women felt that they have left it too late to have a baby, with 43% claiming they had not found the right man to father their child. A third of the women who had not already had a child stated they put their career first, and just over a quarter agreed that they would rather earn a £100,000 salary than have a baby.
Of those who had already embraced motherhood, the women who have returned to work appear to be the happiest even though they often have less money and lead stressful lives. They suggested that their lives could be made less pressured if they were given more flexible hours, more tax breaks and cheaper childcare.
Grazia’s editor in chief, Jane Burton, said, “It’s time we started looking at the support systems out there for women so the new generation don’t feel pushed into making a choice between motherhood and a career.”
The results revealed by the survey suggest that a significant amount of women are more likely to be researching mortgage rates, so they can get involved with the residential conveyancing process, rather than planning the arrival of their first child.