On the economics of having twins

Reporting on the cost of twins compared to a single birth and why

Reporting on the financial challenges faced by families of multiples

Data on the prevalence of twins

CDC data on prevalence of twins and multiples

Scholarship on how delayed childbearing, rather than simply the use of reproductive technologies, is a factor in the prevalence of twins

Pew Research Center data on delayed childbearing

Pew Research Center data on millenials and childbearing

Myths and facts about twins

Explanation about types of twins

Research on what it’s like to be a twin

Surprising facts about twins

Reporting on myths about twins

This episode was written and produced by Melinda Poley and edited by Yongxin Lea Li.  The music that opens and closes each 1500 Stories episode was composed and produced by Benjamin Henderson. Additional music was composed by Benjamin Henderson and the following: ES_Our Song (Instrumental Version) by Adelyn Paik, Breathe (Travel Light) by Snowflake (c) 2019, Hold On by Geert Veneklaas (c) 2021, Ordinary People (Rise from the Ashes) by ScOmBer (c) 2020, and Kindergarten by gurdonark (c) 2010. The 1500 Stories podcast was launched thanks to generous financial assistance from the Mellon Foundation and American Council of Learned Societies community college faculty fellowship program.  However, any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed here are our own and do not necessarily represent those of Mellon or ACLS.  Thanks to Jennifer Myhre for her ears in early stages of drafting this episode. Special thanks to the twins and family of twins who shared their stories for this bonus episode.