Friday, August 12, 2011

Baby Bust

Another indicator we're approaching a sclerotic, European no dream society.

Unless we snap out of it.

The number is below replacement levels:
The total number of births, a record 4.3 million in 2007, dropped 7 percent to 4 million in 2010, he says. The total fertility rate was 2.13 births per 1,000 women in 2007; his estimate for 2010 is 1.91 births.
Wilcox says a key element in the mix is unemployment among young adults.
We need jobs, don't we. Real ones. Save the American Dream.

...I remember a Latvian exchange student family--they had one child, and when he was a teen, they had another, crowding their tiny apartment. I wondered why the timing, I never asked, but their daughter was born in 1992.

--thanks for the link, Pundit & Pundette
who comments on the strutting buffoons vs. our grandchildren. And yes, we'd like some.

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