Where are all the Children?
Natural reproduction hits an all time low.
Whether men want children is probably not the issue here. Women are capable of aquiring a pregnancy if they want, knowing the decision will be fully funded by the State.
I’ve heard some misplaced fear amongst the younger generation, but even from educated women too, that they are doing the world a favour by having a single child. Haven’t they heard the world is past peek population – even China has given up its one-child policy.
Then we’ve seen media articles outlining the thoughts of young modern females, that have better things to do with their time.
It’s not an unrecorded phenomenon in developed societies, even as far back as the Roman Empire, with the decline in natural population generally seen as an ailment to a healthy society.
Is Feminist ideolody killing the Kiwi?
Are we going the way of the moa?