Hardship Story Behind Declining Birth Rate
Quite a while back I presented my opinion that the birth rate was going to go down. This Financial Armageddon post links to a number of hard luck stories of how the recession is hurting people that invested enormously in their training and are doing jobs that you don't even need high school to do.
What got my attention is this part:
But, if "recovery" means getting back to where you were before things fell apart, many aren't even close. To people like Lechner, 43, who came to North Carolina's Research Triangle full of hope for a bountiful future, it's meant resigning himself to lower expectations:
That any mental stimulation he gets will come from crossword puzzles, conversations with his wife or the weekly pub trivia nights with the guys — not from his work. That if he ever manages to get another job in advertising, it'll probably be too late for any awards or recognition. And that his 4-year-old son, Jerry, will likely be his only child.
The birth rate is heading down, you can count on it.