Having a desired job role is the number one achievement people want to obtain before becoming a parent.
65% or those surveyed revealed that a gaining a good job within their chosen industry was the most important thing to before starring a family.
Travelling around the world came second on 52%, while owning your own home rounded off the top three with 46%.
The team at www.VoucherCodesPro.co.uk polled a total of 2,484 child-less male and female participants of the purposes of the study. Each respondent was aged between 18 and 25 and from an even spread of different regions within the UK. All respondents were either married or had been in a long-term relationship for the past eighteen months, and clarified to researchers beforehand that they had the intention of having children and some point in the future.
Individuals were firstly asked what they would like to do before they have a baby, in a bid to discover what the typical 'pre-parent's bucket list' may look like. Participants were given a list of life events and achievements and asked to choose those which they felt were the most important things to accomplish before making the decision to have a baby.
The 'pre-parent's bucket list' according to the results of those polled were revealed as follows:
- Achieve desired job role - 65%
- Travel around the world - 52%
- Own my own home - 46%
- Earn a good enough salary to raise a baby (£40k per year +)- 38%
- Live with partner - 27%
- Get married - 26%
- Learn to drive and buy a car - 18%
- Move out of parents house - 15%
- Have at least £10,000 in savings - 13%
- Get a university degree - 12%
When asked if they thought they would ever be able to do all activities on the top 10 list above, just under half of respondents (48%) felt optimistic about being able to accomplish all of them at some point in their lives. Furthermore, a third of individuals (34%) felt that they might be able to achieve each goal, with the remaining 18% fearing that they would never be able to complete each point on the list.
Respondents were also asked at what age they are currently hoping to raise a child, with the average answer emerging at 34 years old. Less than one fifth of those polled predict that they will be ready either financially or emotionally for a baby before they reach the age of 30.
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