February 06, 2013

America's One-Child Policy

"For more than three decades," Jonathan V. Last writes in The Wall Street Journal
Chinese women have been subjected to their country's brutal one-child policy. Those who try to have more children have been subjected to fines and forced abortions. Their houses have been razed and their husbands fired from their jobs. As a result, Chinese women have a fertility rate of 1.54. Here in America, white, college-educated women—a good proxy for the middle class—have a fertility rate of 1.6. America has its very own one-child policy. And we have chosen it for ourselves.
That's a great lede for an excellent article, "America's Baby Bust." Read the whole thing here.

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