Poll for academics of all ranks. Are you:
— Dr Eva Lantsoght (@evalantsoght) July 5, 2021
A while ago, I ran a poll on Twitter to see which percentage of academics are parents. I received only 83 votes, so my population is quite small, but I found that almost 50% have children. I also know from research I did that the mean number of kids is 1.4.
We can compare these results to a poll I did longer ago for PhD candidates, where I found that a quarter of them have kids. These results seem to make sense, as people move through different life stages the chance they become parents increases.