That’s why Americans have fewer children
In September 2019, the Population Reference Bureau (PRB) announced that fertility in the United States was at its lowest level in history. Over the past 40 years, the fertility rate in the United States has hovered around two or just below (two being an important benchmark because it is the level necessary for a country’s population to remain stable). But in 2019, the average number of births per woman was 1.7. The continued decline in the fertility rate will have huge ramifications for the demographics and economy of the United States
Why do Americans choose to have fewer children? For many, the obvious answer lies in the effects that rampant capitalism has had on our society.