It’s ironic that the birthrate is so low, yet the rate of illegitimate births is so high. We have institutionalized the concept of single mother parenting, especially in the baby mama culture of the ghetto and the barrio.
Unfortunately the baby mama culture is spreading to the rest of society. We have lost the will as a society to make any moral judgements about anything.
This even touches on the whole gang culture of the inner city. The vast majority of the guys in gangs were raised without a father in the home, which contributes to their delinquency.
The married, responsible parents are holding off on having more children. The unmarried are on the dole and are incentivized to have more children.
If the incentives were removed and the economy improved, more married parents would have more children.