Skip to comments.More and more Swedish women are having 3 kids
Posted on 06/22/2011 5:10:13 PM PDT by WesternCulture
(Translation from Swedish into English:)
Stockholm: More and more Swedish families have a third child.
"Trebarnstrenden," - The "three children trend" which has become increasingly manifest since the 1990s, was unexpected by demographers at Statistics Sweden (SCB), which lies behind the study.
- We had expected a reduction of third child births given that women become older when they have their first child, about 29 years, and therefore would have a hard time getting a third child, says Lotta Persson, demographer at Statistics Sweden who carried out the study.
Even in the early 1990s there were many who got a third child, but the economic crisis later in the decade meant that the trend was broken.
The recent financial crisis around 2008 may have influenced the current trend.
- We saw no increase in giving birth to a third child in 2009 compared to 2008, and it may have been an effect of the financial crisis, says Lotta Persson.
Education, income, country of birth and neighborhood impact are some factors that influence the propensity to have a third child.
What are the factors of greatest importance is difficult to say, according to Lotta Persson.
- It's hard to rank them, and they can also affect each other. Income definitely is important. It is among the highest income that one is inclined to have children, but even among those with the lowest incomes, she says.
Level of education often go hand in hand with income. Therefore, it is common for people with high incomes to have three children. But it is also common among low-skilled and low-income couples.
Fertility rate, a measure of how many children women give birth to, is around 2.0 in Sweden of today. Experts generally have been expecting that figure to drop to 1.8, but may have to reconsider.
"That figure may now be increased", according to Lotta Persson.
One is prone to believe that Muslims are taking over the country by and by, but evidently the aggressive Nordic middle class won't allow that to happen within a near future..
More blond, blue eyed Viking babies on the way.
How Racist that is!
Lets hope so. Future iterations of the Swedish bikini team are at stake. A muslim version of such is not something I want to see.
Actually, I think I aged an additonal 29 years when I had the third child, not the first. He was a real nightmare.
Does this article refer specifically to ethnic Swedes, or are non-Swedish “Swedes” included, the way rampaging Algerian “youths” - but born in France! - are “French”?
Lol, yes the first one lulls you into complacency. Then come the REAL children!
But somehow, in spite of being 59 in 1997 ;-), I went on to have children 4 through 9.
‘Lotta Persson’ sounds like a big woman. ;-)
I think a birthrate of 2.1 is the replacement rate so you may have to work harder at this.
“...especially well educated middle class/upper middle class Swedes constituting the professional core of the nation.”
I wouldn't be so sure. In the US it's immigrant populations that are keeping our birth rate higher.
“Lets hope so. Future iterations of the Swedish bikini team are at stake. A muslim version of such is not something I want to see”
- Sincere thanks for your kind, courteous and chivalric words concerning Scandinavian females.
In return, we will spare your family and your landing stage upon our next visit,
If you think your first child makes you become older....the third makes you become ancient!!! (Speaking from loving experience)
I’ll be happy to ‘help’ with that whole ‘increase the population’ thing ya’ll got goin’ on over there. Let it never be said that we Americans aren’t ready to render any and all aid to those in need ;)
and NOT with Muslim dudes!
“I wouldn’t be so sure. In the US it’s immigrant populations that are keeping our birth rate higher”
- In Sweden, things appear to be different.
Okay, Sweden is a very small country compared to the US, but I still find it rather interesting that the segment of the Swedish population that is breeding the most isn’t Muslim immigrants, but well educated, well paid professional class citizens residing in places like Södermalm of Inner Stockholm.
When it comes to Stockholm demographics, Muslim low income earners originating from Africa actually display the lowest of fertility rates of all ethnic groups found in Scandinavia’s largest city.
In the event that any Swedish lass needs any assistance...
See Post 14... See? This is the kind of thing that unites Americans and brings out the best in us ;)
“Good, now have a 4th, and a 5th, and a...”
- Thanks a lot for your support.
More Swedish children are needed.
Today, Sweden is a way more technologically advanced nation than neighboring Russia, but we are in need of a broader population base in order to systematically reduce Russian influence over North European matters.
‘Tis a noble thing that we offer our aid. Remember, it’s “for the children.” :-)