New stat hints at a 'demographic time bomb'
- January 17, 2020
- Wang Feng, sociology, Newser, Jan. 17, 2020
What's driving the decline: A variety of trends, including more educated women who are working and don't need to marry for financial security, as well as the high cost of living, which jumps if a couple decide to add kids to the mix, per the Times. As a University of California-Irvine sociology professor succinctly puts it, "It's a society where nobody wants to get married and people can't afford to have children."
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