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Recesssion causes drop in US birth rates - has it made you think twice?

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JaneFonda67 Thu 13-Oct-11 18:20:54

I found this particularly interesting, research which shows a sharp drop in US birth rates in line with the recession: www.investoo.co.uk/recession-caused-sharp-fall-in-us-birth-rates-research/ - people are thinking twice about having children due to the tough economy. Has this influenced anyone's decision due to the state of the financial markets?

DizzyKipper Thu 13-Oct-11 18:23:20

It has made me and OH rethink how big a family we can really afford (want 4, considering we may be able to only afford 2). But we're taking things one step at a time and just starting with the 1 to begin with and see where we go from there.

BloodandScumatron Thu 13-Oct-11 18:25:11

Well, it's definitely made me say no to any more dc.

We have 3 and dp would love at least one more but his job is just not stable enough and I really don't want to work anymore hours than I do currently. Dp works in construction and there just isn't enough reliable work around. I can't see that changing enough anytime soon.

It's a shame as I think I would like one more eventually.

pinkytheshrinky Thu 13-Oct-11 18:26:40

nope, am expecting number 5 (Dh has had a massive promotion and pay rise this year so I laugh in the face of the recession!)

bran Thu 13-Oct-11 18:27:39

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