One child

University of California, Santa Barbara

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My wife and I married late, me 35 and she 32, and we waited six years to have a child. We used contraceptives to prevent pregnancy until we were ready. We decided to have only one due to the cost of raising a child and for other reasons I don’t exactly recall. The cost of schooling was a major factor; we used public schools, private schools, home schooling and a good university, UCSB. My son could have lived at home, but chose a campus dorm instead. He got a good education and now is employed making nearly what my wife and I earned combined, both working fulltime. It would have been very difficult to afford that kind of education for two or more children.

Please see Home schooling