If they want millennials to have children, the culture will need to make it
easier.Wages haven't risen with the cost of housing, university
or healthcare. Daycare costs as much as community college. There need to be
gains in paternity leave, flexible hours and scheduling, and worker protections.
I would love to have the big family that I grew up in, but I only
want to have children that I can afford to take care of.
Once again, the so-called experts amaze me with how they lack insight into the
most obvious issues. So you want to know why younger people are having kids
less? You only need to look at the generation before them for the answer:• They gripe endlessly about how miserable their kids make their
lives...TO their kids• They tell their kids that if they become
parents when they're "too young", everyone's lives are
ruined• They talk about how much money kids cost and make that a
prerequisite to being a good parentYes, baby-boomers, I'm
talking to you! You make your children think that having kids is the biggest
mistake they'll ever make, and what did you think would happen?As for the slight uptick in marriage, are they controlling for homosexual
civil marriage? Because it goes without saying that those won't produce