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Old 07-09-2013, 03:04 AM   #844 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by jamesqf View Post
I have a choice here. I can believe you, or I can believe census figures and my own eyeballs. Guess which I choose?
What's Driving the Decline in U.S. Population Growth? - Population Reference Bureau

Fact Sheet: The Decline in U.S. Fertility - Population Reference Bureau




(a fertility rate of 2 and below means the population is in decline, assuming an equal gender ratio)

Both prosperity (which leads to greater female education and empowerment) and economic turmoil hurt population.

Poor people has mo' kids, yo. And Rich people have less. And even less kids when economic hardship forces them to concentrate on their careers and maintaining their standard of living.