We just need a big power outage for a few days this winter across the nation and
birth rates will go up in the fall.
Contrary to what Progressives or Family Planning advocates may think, this is a
bad thing. To have a flat line population that is growing older is bad. It will
ultimately lead to national decline.
I would think that any one with a brain can see that the commitment to a baby is
going to cost a lot.
@JMTSo just how long do you think we can continue to play the game
of each generation needs to have more kids then the last so we can pay for the
aged? Do you really believe the world resources are infinite? Maybe we need to
find better solutions
I'd love to hear state specific breakdown of birthrates... I think
that'd be interesting.
Less sex among teens... not likely!This information is almost
useless as it is very limited in its scope. What are the breakdowns of birthing
amongst economic classes? The current trend has been that birthing amongst
middle income families is declining (averaging less than 2 children per), while
lower income families have been increasing. Did all classes decline in birth
rates? Even though the Hispanic and Black birthing numbers have decreased, are
they still higher per capita than others? What is the economic breakdown of
each ethnicity in regard to the birthing trends? What were the number of births
amongst unwed vs. married couples and their economic standings?Then
we need to consider outside factors: What were abortion rates relative to total
number of pregnancies? What has happened to the frequency of unmarried and
same-sex couples? What effect has that had on birthing rates?The are
more possibilities than just declined economic for influencing this outcome.