Re: Population Limited by Territoriality?

Camilla Cracchiolo (
22 Dec 1994 00:03:21 GMT wrote:

: As an ex-sociologist, my guess is that a generation of young people have
: discovered a new "selfishness," in which having a kid is some kind of
: "experience" they are entitled to. It has nothing to do with wanting to be
: taken care of in old age. These are aggressive, well-to-do types.
: Unfortunately, the only way to test this theory is to wait for economic
: armaggedon to hit these good folks, and then see how many kids they have and
: how much they enjoy the experience.

Oh, so you don't think it has anything to do with the women getting older
and having to have the kids before they go through menopause? Or these
folks wanting to be more financially settled before having children?
Or that they couldn't get by without both parents working so the
childcare has to be done by someone else? This doesn't sound all that
different from other people of my generation (I'm 37) who waited to have
kids and who have to have someone else take care of their kid because
both of them have to work if they are going to own a home, save for
retirement, save for college and pay for the kid's current education.

Camilla Cracchiolo, RN

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