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Baby bust? National birthrate hits an all-time low due to weak economic recovery
Daily Mail UK ^ | 7/10/13 | Alex Greig

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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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Politics/Elections; United Kingdom; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: alltimelow; babybust; bho44; bhoeconomy; birthrate; deathofthewest; economicrecovery; nationalbirthrate; trends; weak
Over-worked ..

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. ;-}

1 posted on 07/10/2013 2:02:51 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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‘Breeders’ in various global locations are working overtime to fill the gap.


2 posted on 07/10/2013 2:04:18 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi --)
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3 posted on 07/10/2013 2:05:15 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi --)
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To: NormsRevenge

See? This is why we need amnesty NOW!! /sarc


4 posted on 07/10/2013 2:05:34 PM PDT by Veggie Todd (What difference does it make?)
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To: NormsRevenge

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.


5 posted on 07/10/2013 2:11:18 PM PDT by lurk
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To: NormsRevenge

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.


6 posted on 07/10/2013 2:16:59 PM PDT by impimp
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To: lurk
There are families having children

But very few, that is the point. 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.


7 posted on 07/10/2013 2:24:57 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: NormsRevenge

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.


8 posted on 07/10/2013 2:32:06 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: NormsRevenge
Just picking a 'nit' here, but we breeders pefer to be called "parents", or even better, "mothers and fathers."

"Breeder" is such a veterinary term.

9 posted on 07/10/2013 2:36:42 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (On my honor.)
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To: lurk; NormsRevenge
In a (related) telling statistic, I recently saw that there are homeschooling families at every level of household income, even though homeschooling often entails foregoing all or part of one parent's potential income.

The key variable here is not a difference in incomes. It's a difference in values.

10 posted on 07/10/2013 2:39:27 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (On my honor.)
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To: NormsRevenge
It depends on what's being analyzed and from what point-of-view, or economic interest. Looking at birthrates and total live births side-by-side doesn't look so dire. In fact, as many kids are being born now as during most years of the baby boom. More than one way to look at this:

Live Births and Birth Rates 1910 - 2009

11 posted on 07/10/2013 2:59:31 PM PDT by Will88
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To: lurk

“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.”

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.


12 posted on 07/10/2013 4:19:32 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

“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.


13 posted on 07/10/2013 4:21:15 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Mon Apologie

I am but a crude farm boy at heart. But I am eager to learn the nuances of life, one lashing at a time. :-)


14 posted on 07/10/2013 4:58:54 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi --)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

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. :-)


15 posted on 07/10/2013 5:02:21 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi --)
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Thank you for the refreshing, gracious words. So rare around here!

(Looking around, raising eyebrows slightly.)

16 posted on 07/10/2013 5:04:34 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (Sanity is the adequate response of the mind to the real thing: adaequatio mentis ad rem.)
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To: NormsRevenge
Oh, I'll hug him. If I can reach that high (he's over a foot taller than me!)

That's what happens if you keep feedin' 'em...:o)

Semper High...

17 posted on 07/10/2013 5:06:46 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (Sanity is the adequate response of the mind to the real thing: adaequatio mentis ad rem.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Placemark.


18 posted on 07/10/2013 9:10:19 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: impimp

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).


19 posted on 07/12/2013 3:32:22 AM PDT by mdmathis6
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You are right. And I am right too. Americans have drifted from Catholic morality. They have drifted from Protestant morality too.


20 posted on 07/12/2013 5:40:05 AM PDT by impimp
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To: impimp

We’ve drifted from the faith of our fathers!


21 posted on 07/12/2013 6:14:38 AM PDT by mdmathis6
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To: Mrs. Don-o
"Breeder" is such a veterinary term.

And an approriate term considering the government (and the establishment in general) views us as livestock.

22 posted on 07/12/2013 6:52:02 AM PDT by Orangedog (An optimist is someone who tells you to 'cheer up' when things are going his way)
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To: kearnyirish2
As a Christian “breeder” I agree with the previous Pope’s criticism of the selfishness of those who choose not to breed.

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.

23 posted on 07/12/2013 7:02:46 AM PDT by Orangedog (An optimist is someone who tells you to 'cheer up' when things are going his way)
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“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.


24 posted on 07/12/2013 11:58:37 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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