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Americans aren't making enough babies to replace ourselves

Americans aren't making enough babies to replace ourselves

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  • As a working woman who had to wait until almost 40 to be able to afford motherhood and my education, to then not have accessible childcare options, this is like telling me that water is wet. Of course this is the outcome of our society policies and values!? 🤰🏻

  • This is the most important yet underreported news of the week.

    The birth rate of 1.77 in America is significantly below the replacement rate of 2.1.

    If you look at white women in states like Rhode Island and Massachusetts, the birth rate is actually LOWER than Japan.

    Poor demographics can become

    This is the most important yet underreported news of the week.

    The birth rate of 1.77 in America is significantly below the replacement rate of 2.1.

    If you look at white women in states like Rhode Island and Massachusetts, the birth rate is actually LOWER than Japan.

    Poor demographics can become an inescapable economic headwind.

  • It’s all economics. If having children were fiscally easy, everyone would be doing it.

  • Changing economics is a nice way to say young people aren’t financially capable to support or start a family, so they are delaying it indefinitely. I also tend to believe people are more focused on their career, and education, which isn’t a bad thing.

  • It’s not economics that are causing people to not have babies, it’s a massive shift in societal norms. People aren’t graduating college, getting married, and starting a family like it’s 1950. Then, when people finally raise their head up to breathe after grinding in corporate America until they are “financially

    It’s not economics that are causing people to not have babies, it’s a massive shift in societal norms. People aren’t graduating college, getting married, and starting a family like it’s 1950. Then, when people finally raise their head up to breathe after grinding in corporate America until they are “financially and socially ready” they are 35+ which then drastically reduces the window of opportunity to have children both from a biological and “want” perspective.

  • “The CDC offered no explanation for why the American fertility rate is dropping so precipitously.” I’d venture that the US being the single developed country without paid maternity leave may have something to do with it.

  • China fertility rate(1.6) is lower than US(1.77).

    “China's Next Debt Bomb Is an Aging Population”

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-02-05/china-s-next-debt-bomb-is-an-aging-population

  • Stop killing fetuses for God’s sake😡!!!

  • "total fertility rate” needs to be 2,100 births per 1,000 women of childbearing age over their lifetime"

    On what basis did researchers conclude the necessary birth rate?

    AI is supposed to replace jobs and reduce the manpower inevitably.

    Lower birth rate doesn't mean necessarily stagnation will happen.

  • Many of my friends won’t have kids not because they don’t want them but because they can’t afford them. I love kids, but I know having one would strain my finances just to support them and I would have to leave the raising of my child to someone else. Living in America requires a two household family

    Many of my friends won’t have kids not because they don’t want them but because they can’t afford them. I love kids, but I know having one would strain my finances just to support them and I would have to leave the raising of my child to someone else. Living in America requires a two household family working full time to raise a child comfortably. If families got support from jobs and government maybe there would be incentive to have kids