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Thursday, October 06, 2011

The fertility gap

Here is more evidence that we are headed towards an idiocracy:
You hear about the "haves" versus the "have-nots," but not so much about the "have-one-or-nones" versus the "have-a-fews." This, though, is how you might characterize the stark and growing fertility class divide in the United States. Two new studies bring the contrasting reproductive profiles of rich and poor women into sharp relief. One, from the Guttmacher Institute, shows that the rates of unplanned pregnancies and births among poor women now dwarf the fertility rates of wealthier women, and finds that the gap between the two groups has widened significantly over the past five years. The other, by the Center for Work-Life Policy, documents rates of childlessness among corporate professional women that are higher than the childlessness rates of some European countries experiencing fertility crises. ...

Childlessness has increased across most demographic groups but is still highest among professionals.  Indeed, according to an analysis of census data conducted by the Pew Research Center, about one quarter of all women with bachelor's degrees and higher in the United States wind up childless.
The welfare queens, drug addicts, and illegal aliens seem to have no trouble having as many babies as they want, while the rich women do not want the trouble until it is too late. This is all a result of the incentives that our society has created.

1 comment:

catholic bliss said...

This article puts the dots in place but does not connect them all the way. The have nots replicate at a higher rate making the wealth gap even bigger which will help those pushing the class warfare agenda increase their numbers. Also, if the offspring of the have nots continue in that same category then there will be less government revenue in the form of taxes...so...let's just take more from the rich. Problem solved

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