In Brief: Jul. 3, 2000

OLDER MOTHERS In Massachusetts there are now more children being born to women older than 30 than to younger moms. A new study shows that for the first time, in 1996, slightly more than half the state's babies were born to older mothers, and the trend continued through 1998. Why? Experts say Massachusetts has a large number of highly educated women, and they tend to delay childbearing. Also, the state requires insurance companies to cover infertility treatments.

TEACHERS' PETS Here's a novel way for men to boost their odds of a happy marriage: Don't teach in high school or college. New...

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