Skip to comments.CDC: U.S. Fertility Rate Hits Record Low for 2nd Straight Year; 40.7% Babies Born to Unmarried Women
Posted on 01/08/2014 9:08:47 PM PST by Olog-hai
The fertility rate of women in the United States fell to a record low for the second year in a row in 2012, according to data released last week by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Also for the second year in a row, 40.7 percent of the babies born in the United States were born to unmarried mothers.
The fertility rate is the number of births per 1,000 women aged 15-44. In 2012according to the Dec. 30, 2013 CDC report Births: Final Data for 2012the U.S. fertility rate was 63.0. That was down from 63.2 in 2011, the previous all-time low.
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The Bastard Boom has gone supernova.
Women are too busy with their careers to have children.
If only these unmarried women could marry each other . . .
They can in about seventeen states thus far.
You know how small town papers publish stories about the first baby of the new year? I think it’s been half a decade since the new baby was born to a married couple.
Responsible people are choosing not to have children they cannot support. The irresponsible continue to breed like minks. Bodes ill.
Divorced, your kids will most likely not have kidsOnly child kid will most likely not have kids.Let your kids live in with their boyfriends,no grandchildren.Did you Hand the birth Control-no kids. The End.
Matriarchy and Polygamy a Regression to Primitivism
“Responsible people are choosing not to have children they cannot support.”
Actually, all it takes to support a child is love. That’s all it ever took..
What happens when Uncle Sam stops paying to raise the children of un married women?
visit any Wal-Mart and it sure looks like one culture sure is proliferating......
I’d like to see the single mother numbers broken down by race.
Can’t imagine that CNS News would withhold that information, so I assume the feds at CDC are concealing it.
I also want to see the birth total by race.
In 2011, non-Hispanic white babies were outnumbered for the first time by 50.4% to 49.6%.
40.7 percent born to unmarried parents. That’s the end of any civilization.
>> Responsible people are choosing not to have children they cannot support
Responsible people should be having children despite the financial challenges. Hell, they’re still paying property taxes.
The greatest cost is selflessness.
Our picture of ‘unmarried mothers’ is a young, usually minority, female. I’d bet a significant # of that 40% are college-educated, professional white women who live with their boyfriends without benefit of marriage OR are lesbians who found a sperm donor so baby could have two mommies.
Those women tend to have nice carers and make good incomes.
Reduce welfare and food stamp payments for every kid born to an unmarried woman and it will stop instantly!
We need to start having some babies or we’re gonna be up to our armpits in Muslims by 2030.
Women with college degrees are about 90% likely to be married IF they have kids.
It used to be said that a high school diploma would prevent illegitimacy but 50% of women with between 12 to 16 years of education aren’t married when they give birth.
A sociologist from the U of Pennsylvania recently described marriage as a “luxury item.”
fertility rate only means rate of pregnancy....
falling sperm rates, falling testosterone levels, and just a general falling interest in being married and having children are all to blame....
I read a great piece by an old fashioned priest....he bemoaned the fact that Catholic schools and parishes were closing....all because Catholics were not having children....
we've actually killin off our own species...
every one of us needs to support our young adults and encourage them to have children.
...we need to stop spending on us and start supporting them....
children were very welcome up until about 35 yrs ago...then suddenly we get these stinking trend of neighborhoods only for the old, or restaurants or airplanes that prohibit children....
a good old fashioned wedding back when I got married specifically invited children....to have the little ones dancing and enjoying helped to complete the cirlce...
children were once adored and celebrated....
“Actually, all it takes to support a child is love. Thats all it ever took..”
As long as you don’t mind filching off of the rest of society to raise your child on welfare money. It takes mony as well as love to raise a child. The welfare moms do it by using other people’s money while responsible men and women work to support the unmarrieds as they breed like rabbits.
The numbers are ugly.
My hub and I both had grandparents who were one of 10+ kids.
Their kids, our parents, had 3 each in the 70s/80s.
Of us six siblings, our parents got a grand total of TWO grandkids (my two). It’s so bad, on my hub’s side, my son is one of only three boys who can carry on the family name.
If prospective parents don’t believe it’s wise to have and raise kids, whether it’s for economic reasons or because they’re in a violent, amoral, declining country with an authoritarian government.... I’ll defer to their judgment.
“We need to start having some babies or were gonna be up to our armpits in Muslims by 2030.”
We’re going to be, anyway... along with Mexicans. They’ll be fighting to grab pieces of the territory of the former “America.”
So the question is... do present-day Americans want to subject their children to that kind of future?
“40.7% Babies Born to Unmarried Women”...
And what are the “ethnic” ratios? It would be interesting to see those numbers.
I often see this statement (in some form) and wonder why. Why is it important to you that the family name continue? Does it not occur to you that there are many "family" names and some of them are extremely common. So, unless your last name is unique, and by that I mean there is no other person with that last name, how can you say that you carried it forward?
Amazing what wealth can do for a nation!
“As long as you dont mind filching off of the rest of society to raise your child on welfare money.”
If parents truly love their kids, they WILL work to support them. Those that you speak of are effectively making the support the adults.
Many people of the comments here indicate that if I love God and country, I need to have children like Ford builds cars: cheap and plentiful.
This is no longer reasonable in modern society. Kids are a cost now. It used to be you had a large brood to help work the fields. Now we don’t have so many fields to tend, and I don’t want to be a farmer at my current state, nor would the law allow a farmer to put his kids in the field.
Kids are now a luxury “product”, unless you are willing to let the government assist you in paying for those kids.
We can cut this ever how we want, but kids now have a negative effect on our personal wealth, and the statistics reflect that. Now, I am prepared for the accusations of selfishness, etc., but I was always taught to pay my own way... And that sets a natural upper limit on the number of kids I will have.
My neighbor is a quiverful catholic, and they are the on the edge of bankruptcy, and the kids are homeschooled. One of the kids has “issues”, and the oldest upon leaving home was in constant trouble.
I’d rather have a quality “product” than a truckload of mass produced defective output any day.
I think the stats are rising for all ethnicities,
but AAs take the lead at 72%.
Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward. / As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth. / Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them: they shall not be ashamed, but they shall speak with the enemies in the gate.
Jeremiah 29:4-7 should be the guideline for those who say
“have kids in this economy/society, are you kidding?”
Fully agree; often the troubled older kids have issues because their parents delegate a lot of adult responsibilities to them before these kids in question have time to be kids themselves. Having been down that route I can assure you that it messes you up, having to help crazy Mommy. Not helping raise a broodful of kids, but end up being the co-adult.
Quiverful types have no clue that a lot of these kids can end up a mess since they don’t get to be kids, but have to help out at an early age.
With what jobs? There are no jobs and most people don’t want to start ten steps behind by going on welfare.
Was watching our local news about first baby born this year. Woman was white, which really surprised me since usually they are speaking Spanish, but boy did I laugh when a couple of days later they did a story on said woman.
Seems she had a criminal history and a warrant out for her arrest. The story told police exactly where she was and they arrested her. lol
I don’t doubt it a bit. My neighbor’s oldest, the one who got into constant trouble after leaving the nest, was always touted as “very mature” and “adult-like”. But now if you meet him, he doesn’t seem anything like that...
It definitely stunts emotional maturity, IMO. The next in line is becoming just like him. He even comes over to handle his younger brother’s disciplinary problems, when he comes to visit my fiance’s child, when they are in town.
My post, however, should not be construed to being against homeschooling, as I am not. But I am against quiverful adherents who can’t really manage the homeschooling PLUS the brood size, usually as a result of attempting to meet financial demands of being quiverful.
When we ‘bit the bullet’ and decided to become an ‘at home Mom’ we were also told that was a luxury. In the process we forfeited a very nice paycheck/benes, fancier car, eating out, vacations, etc. In exchange we got to have kids whose mother could walk them to and meet their school bus, take them to after-school activities, help with homework, lead the Scout/soccer/PTA, etc. Wouldn’t trade a thing.
Re your post 31, I agree with you 100%.
I don’t disagree with your approach.
However, when you have so many kids that the kids have to become parents, you are asking for trouble, in spades.
Quiverful should be judged literally, not just figuratively.
A quiverful of arrows has to be able to be carried to be used.
The hidden knowledge in the Bible verse being, yes, children are a blessing, but don’t produce more than you can raise properly.
I am sure that limit is different for everyone.
It’s been my observation that really large families usually have the advantage of somewhat older kids who help as the later ones arrive. I went to school with several kids, each of whom were one of eight. The older ones always helped to care for and guide the younger ones. Both older and younger siblings seemed to benefit, and there was never a question about WHO the parents were. I never saw large families as much of a problem. ‘Course that was a long, long time ago.
I’m against quiverful types too. As for maturity, it’s a shame that he’s at a point in life when he should be technically mature, but is stunted and making up for lost time.
I’m all for homeschooling though. I would have liked that.