Age may be just a number, but when it comes to giving birth it's a consequential one. A new report outlines how things like education, geography, and politics have a major impact on the age when women become mothers for the first time — and why that age matters so much to that mother's career trajectory and her earning potential.
Two economists help break down the numbers with MPR News reporter Catharine Richert.
Guests:Elise Gould: Senior economist at the Economic Policy Institute
Rhonda Vonshay Sharpe: Found and president of WISER (Women's Institute for Science, Equity and Race)
You can listen to the entire conversation using the audio player above.