• U.S. Birth Rates Are Tumbling. If You Want to Know Why, Follow the Money

    14 days ago - By Fortune

    Statistics released a couple months ago showed that the U.S. birth rate is at its lowest in three decades, with its third annual decline in a row. But why are Americans having fewer babies?
    According to a new poll conducted for the New York Times by Morning Consult, it's mainly a financial thing. When young adults were asked why they were having fewer children that they would like to, the expense of childcare topped the list of responses, at 64%.
    After that, 54% of respondents said they wanted more time for the children they already have, but the next three most-popular answers were again...
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