The Millennials are becoming parents – or at least they are preparing for it. And the children they give birth to are the New Silents.
A Pew Research cohort study measured attitudes towards marriage and parenting comparing Generation X and the Millennials in 1997 and 2008 respectively. Since 1997 a growing proportion of young adults responded that “being a good parent was one of the most important things in life”. in comparison a shrinking proportion responded that “having a successful marriage” is most important. The downward trend for marriage has been apparent in Northern Europe for some time.
Source: Pew Research Center