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The Birth Dearth Is About Culture, Not Cost

The Birth Dearth Is About Culture, Not Cost

Cultural attitudes, norms, and preferences about what makes for a meaningful life have a far bigger impact on fertility than previously thought. Young adults today are having fewer children than ever before, not because they can’t keep food on the family table, but because for so many there is no family table. Christians should have different priorities.

The COVID Baby Bust Reflects a Disturbing Cultural Reality

The COVID Baby Bust Reflects a Disturbing Cultural Reality

At the start of the pandemic, many expected the lockdowns and quarantines to lead to a “baby boom.” Well, the data is in. Instead of a “boom” it’s been a “bust.” As CBS recently reported, records from more than two dozen states show a “7% drop in births in December — nine months after the first lockdowns began.” If COVID isn’t the cause, how did we get here? Ideas … bad ones with consequences and victims.