Birth Rate Fell Dramatically As Economy Stalls

According to CNN, more people have chosen to not have children due to the volatility of the economy. Since 2007, the birth rate has fallen by a record 7% as women delay children due to the costs of child rearing. How long do you think that this trend will last?


According to CNN, more people have chosen to not have children due to the volatility of the economy. Since 2007, the birth rate has fallen by a record 7% as women delay children due to the costs of child rearing. How long do you think that this trend will last?

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8 thoughts on “Birth Rate Fell Dramatically As Economy Stalls

  • An interesting fact and statistic that I would not have considered. I would wonder if it will last another few years, but then you might have a return to normal or even an increase as those who put off having children make up for lost time.

    • Well there’s always the right time for having children. We don’t really have the exact reasons for this but sure thing is, it’s quite reasonable these days. I mean, how can a couple raise their young if they can’t even properly care for themselves, right? I’m just saying.

  • Actually, one of the big problems that both Japan and many European countries are facing are low birth rates. Despite the doom-and-gloom statements to the contrary, having a high birth rate is good for an economy.

  • I wonder how correlated the two things really are. It might also have to do with women delaying child rearing for school/career and may possibly have more trouble getting pregnant. Interesting stat nonetheless.

  • That’s interesting. I wouldn’t be surprised to see birth rates continue to be lower than they had been in the past, and trend that way. It’s happened in other countries.

    Kids are awesome, while also very expensive too. It’s a reality that’s intersecting with bigger economy-related issues, to result in this situation. Makes sense.

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