California seeing fewer babies born in recent years

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Anonymous

Vallejo, CA

#1 Jan 14, 2013
California seeing fewer babies born in recent years
http://www.timesheraldonline.com/news/ci_2236...

California is losing its children.

After decades of simultaneously worrying about and cashing in on its ever-growing population, the Golden State now awaits a new challenge: too few children and, eventually, too few skilled and able-bodied workers.

"Kids are no longer overrunning us. Now they're in short supply," said demographer Dowell Myers. "It changes the priorities for the state."

The number of California babies born each year began dropping steadily in 2007, according to state public health records, but the birthrate began slowing years before.

Changing behaviors and economic shifts are driving down the number of babies, but no one cause easily explains the trend, said state demographer Walter Schwarm. The recession's uncertainty delayed births, but so did women's economic gains that raise the cost of staying out of work.

Couples who wait to have children have fewer or no kids. Contraceptives are increasingly accepted and available. And Latino families, who have had higher birthrates, are shrinking.

The statewide fertility rate has slipped below 2.1 children in a lifetime, the rate that replaces the population, to 1.94 children, a trend usually associated with Japan and Europe.
obamas son

San Ramon, CA

#2 Jan 14, 2013
that is, born to a man and a woman who are married and have a job. but the takers just keep pounding them out for the welfare checks.
Gay Pride

Vallejo, CA

#3 Jan 14, 2013
Cal supreme court voted to legalize 40,000 gay marriages, anyone remember that shady deal? So how many of these marriages produced babies? Obvious isn't it?

Here's the rule: The more gay marriage, the less babies. Gays are getting more and more rights in government nowadays, if you're against gay they will discriminate against you. I say what goes around, comes around!
Hetero

Vallejo, CA

#4 Jan 14, 2013
Make more babies!!!!!!!!!!

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