Skip to comments.Baby bust? National birthrate hits an all-time low due to weak economic recovery
Posted on 07/10/2013 2:02:51 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
The recession has been over for four years, but the birth rate in the U.S. continues to fall as many people struggle with a sluggish economy and financial uncertainty.
According to a recent analysis by the Pew Institute, since 2007 when there were a record 4,316,233 births, the number of births has been steadily declining, with 4,007,000 births in 2012 - the lowest number since 1998.
Analysts say that the birthrate is dictated by the economy.
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or over-taxed ..
or just saddled with a runaway gubamint hooked on spending like there is no tomorrow.. and at the rate things are going.. oy vey. ;-}
‘Breeders’ in various global locations are working overtime to fill the gap.
See? This is why we need amnesty NOW!! /sarc
It’s not about money. It’s about priorities. Young families get themselves up to their chins in consumer debt and then calculate that there’s no room for a baby in their financial situation. They have chosen the house, the cars and the toys.
There are families having children. They adjust their budgets and their priorities.
The real problem is that Americans are drifting away from Catholic morality. Catholic morality (also known as the morality passed to us by God) properly teaches that the use of contraception is immoral. Many Freepers need to learn this truth.
Wow! I am the exact opposite of the trend.
My wife and I have had four children in the last four years, Five in six. We aren’t quite sure how.
"Breeder" is such a veterinary term.
The key variable here is not a difference in incomes. It's a difference in values.
“Its not about money. Its about priorities. Young families get themselves up to their chins in consumer debt and then calculate that theres no room for a baby in their financial situation. They have chosen the house, the cars and the toys.”
As a Christian “breeder” I agree with the previous Pope’s criticism of the selfishness of those who choose not to breed. On the other hand, many who aren’t breeding today don’t have a house, cars, toys, or a job.
“Whenever I am in a public gathering of 100 or more people, by law of averages I should expect to see at least 3 or 4 visibly pregnant women. I rarely do.”
Come to Kearny NJ; if you see 100 people, 70 will be Hispanic. Half of them will be women, and 1/4 of them will be pregnant.
I am but a crude farm boy at heart. But I am eager to learn the nuances of life, one lashing at a time. :-)
No offense intended, your brood is well.. and one if them is a Marine to boot,, God bless ya, Mom! I wish my Mom could have seen me on the grinder Graduating day. hug him for all of us. :-)
(Looking around, raising eyebrows slightly.)
That's what happens if you keep feedin' 'em...:o)
Look at American history,it wasn’t founded on Catholic morality from the beginning but rather Christian morality(that is contributions from both protestant and catholic Christians). There was a 90 per cent literacy rate amongst the population at 1776 with most folks having learned to read from scripturally based primers or the number 1 early text book at the time, that is the Bible(which ironically the Catholics at the time weren’t encouraged to read).
You are right. And I am right too. Americans have drifted from Catholic morality. They have drifted from Protestant morality too.
We’ve drifted from the faith of our fathers!
And an approriate term considering the government (and the establishment in general) views us as livestock.
Let me know when the pope ends up getting screwed over by the no-fault divorce laws, the man hating "family" courts and the rest of the divorce industry. Men chosing not to start a family and have kids aren't any more selfish than someone who choses not to bet his life at the craps table.
“Let me know when the pope ends up getting screwed over by the no-fault divorce laws, the man hating “family” courts and the rest of the divorce industry. Men chosing not to start a family and have kids aren’t any more selfish than someone who choses not to bet his life at the craps table.”
The Pope didn’t single out men. As someone with many never-married friends and siblings, I don’t encourage or discourage it; people (of both genders) just need to understand the consequences of those decisions. Just looking at the facts (and who is unhappy with the status quo), men certainly have a lot more to lose.