Living with Mother-in-Law May Affect the Number of Kids a Woman Has

According to a recent study, executed by the scientists from the University of Vienna in Austria, living in the same household with a woman’s mother or mother-in-law may lower the number of children the woman has.kids

For the study, the researchers examined the medical records of over 2.5 million women from 14 countries from all around the world. These countries included Pakistan, Iraq, Zambia, Romania, Brazil, the United States among others.

The authors of the study conclude: “In three-generation households, grandparents are not only providers of support but can also be resource competitors, and this may be a particularly suitable explanation given that the study included many developing countries.”

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