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    Why Women Have Fewer Babies

    The number of children a woman in America has in her lifetime declined during the past two centuries, and it's not just because of the birth control pill.

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    Re: Why Women Have Fewer Babies

    According to most census estimates, an American woman had on average seven to eight children in 1800. By 1900 the number dropped to about 3.5. That has fallen to slightly more than two today.
    Interesting. I did a search and discovered this:


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    Re: Why Women Have Fewer Babies

    'Cause it's expensive, smelly, obnoxious and sassy.
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    Let's not forget trying to find a "suitable lifetime companion."
    Or whatever you want to call it.


    This thread inspired me to find out how many children my "fore-mothers" had. My mom, her mom, etc.

    Mother - 1 (me) (and x number of abortions)
    Grandmother - 6. 5 girls, 1 boy.
    GGmother - 8. 5 girls, 3 boys.
    GGGm - 8. 4 girls, 4 boys.
    GGGGm - 6. 2 girls, 4 boys.
    GGGGGm - 9. 5 girls, 4 boys.

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    Re: Why Women Have Fewer Babies

    Quote Originally Posted by Esther Helena View Post
    This thread inspired me to find out how many children my "fore-mothers" had. My mom, her mom, etc.
    Here's mine:
    Mother 4
    Grandmother 7
    Great-grandmother 5
    2xGreat-grandmother 4
    3xGreat-grandmother 7 (married 1860)


    Paternal Grandmother 10
    Her mother 9
    Her Grandmother 4 (Civil War widow, no children by first husband, remarried in her 30s)
    Her Great-grandmother 10 (married 1832)

    Some other examples: Great-grandmother (born 1881, maternal grandfather's mother) 5; Her Mother (born 1858) 9; Her grandmother (born 1835) 13: Her great-grandmother (born 1797) 9.

    2x Great-grandmother (wife of paternal 2xgreatgrandfather) 10; she was born 1792.

    All of these women were born in America.

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    Re: Why Women Have Fewer Babies

    really, the problem is not that women have fewer babies, but the fact that demographic statistics show that smarter women have fewer babies. I actually wouldn't mind if the world was depopulated by a few billion or two (by birthrates, of course).

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    Re: Why Women Have Fewer Babies

    What shall we do to remedy this tragedy?

    We must secure the existence of Our Volk and a future for Germanic Children.

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    Re: Why Women Have Fewer Babies

    Quote Originally Posted by Kaiser View Post
    What shall we do to remedy this tragedy?
    ... Have more sex? But then that isn't really the reason. I must say I'm very impressed with the analysis Raven has given there. But what is the synthesis (what must be done to turn the trend around)? That is a far more difficult question.
    "And God proclaims as a first principle to the rulers, and above all else, that there is nothing which they should so anxiously guard, or of which they are to be such good guardians, as of the purity of the race. They should observe what elements mingle in their offspring;..." Plato Politeia

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    AW: Re: Why Women Have Fewer Babies

    Let's not forget that quality always wins over quantity in the end. A few folks will always outsmart the rest of the world population. Actually it is going to become much easier with the Americanization (i.e. mental retardation and reinfantilization) in most parts of the world.

    Apart from that there's not much space for children in this world, anyway. They are no longer part of the calculation. Economically interesting are only the old farts of today who still profit from the fat years through the pension system. Young families are the new paupers, the proletariate, the precariate. They don't matter. Decisions are made without them. And if you look at this group of people I really, really don't mind that the parents don't matter. It is the innocent children I feel sorry about.
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