18 January 2013
PEW INSTITUTE ON BIRTHRATES : IMMIGRANTS HAVING CHILDREN WHO ELSE?
SOCIAL TRENDS : PEW INSTITUTE : FEW BABIES BEING BORN link to full article.
OK, it used to be a woman had little to no choice about having children. Her opinions were to be a married woman, a nun, or maybe, rarely, a "spinster" schoolteacher or nurse. (Some of us know our mothers had to quit their jobs when they got married, some of us remember being told on interviews when we asked about future prospects of the job, "you'll just get married anyway.") Then, birth control happened, as did abortion. These days many people are in full control of their fertility and have decided they just can't afford a child, not in this economy anyway.
WHO WILL THEIR BE TO DO OUR GENEALOGY?