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US Birthrates Reach New Lows

June 11th, 2014 by Man SL

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June 11th, 2014 08:55:59
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John Mansfield
June 11, 2014

Well, the newspapers tell me there’s been a significant shift over the past few years, particularly among the young, in the portion of people who agree when judges tell them it doesn’t matter whether a woman’s spouse is a man or another woman, so it makes sense that some potential mothers haven’t managed to unlock that potential.


Zen
June 11, 2014

The Prophet Joseph Smith is reported to have prophesied, that the time would come when none but the women of the Latter-Day Saints would have children. I expect the rest of them are too busy with a fun life, or with a career or other such things. And children are a low priority. And to society, they matter less and less.


Zen
June 16, 2014

Speaking of which, there is a strong correlation between education and childbearing within marriage.

http://scienceblog.com/72876/millennial-moms-skip-college-also-skip-marriage/

“Among parents aged 26 to 31 who didn’t graduate from college, 74 percent of the mothers and 70 percent of the fathers had at least one child outside of marriage, Cherlin found. And, 81 percent of births reported by women and 87 percent of births reported by men had occurred to non-college graduates.
“If marriage retains its place anywhere,” Cherlin said, “it would be among the college graduates, because most of them do not begin
to have children until after they are married. The difference between them and the non-college educated with regard to the percentage of births within marriage is so striking as to suggest a very different experience of early adulthood.””

and later

“Of mothers with four or more years of college, 32 percent had at least one baby while unmarried.
Of mothers with one to three years of college, 67 percent had at least one baby while unmarried.
Of mothers with a high school diploma, 71 percent had at least one baby while unmarried.
Lastly, among mothers with no high school diploma, 87 percent had at least one baby while unmarried.
Only 36 percent of the mothers had all of their babies while married — that’s 46 percent of whites, 10 percent of blacks and 28 percent of Hispanics. Those numbers are roughly the same for men.”

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