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Hopeful the bus -- -- fully bit time people blaming the recession for not having more children.
Sixty -- -- -- 1000 women of childbearing aged fifteen to forty fall that was in the year 2010.
That's little more than half.
What the birth rate was back at the peak of the baby boom of the 1950s.
Elizabeth's our next guest is -- and she has six children count them.
-- Wallach from the not what's the nature and not -- not home -- -- not on this development -- now.
-- -- that work -- and I -- handled -- me tonight.
If invited I woke up.
So you have six children -- and sodium against commitments leave me out of all the people are having far fewer children because of the recession can't afford it.
But -- saying -- Doesn't matter where they can afford it or not just get out there on how.
I'm saying at that price tag of having a child -- the thing that scares you the most haven't on the right got test yet.
The thing that scares us so -- do so.
Go ahead and how those children when you can affordable -- children is that having children investment in the future we don't have children now -- understanding that in the short term.
There are obviously.
Economic hardships that are going on in his classic than an economic downturn.
People are thinking twice about having kids that we don't have kids now we will not have the labor force later on.
We will not have people to -- to supply you and I.
-- -- a charity that will be DO so you're doing this for the country I'm doing this for myself I'm telling us for the country and I'm also doing at -- -- Patrick civilization this is what we do.
What's the point in making.
Strides in this generation for not leaving -- -- -- senator -- -- passing judgment on this current generation which is having far fewer children because of the recession I'm not having I have passing judgment the -- out of money -- -- passing judgment on me the same person who looks and says.
God bless you for having so many kids god bless me for having so many kids the reality is is that I'm not passing judgment.
And nobody gets a pass judgment on the -- You realize that throughout the developed world.
When it you've got a mass middle class female education and access to birth control be it the -- right just plummets it goes way down.
In fact all across Europe there is not replacement level fertility let's also forty -- countries a losing population lesson.
It doesn't make me comfortable that our birthright right now is lower than France but on the flip side you have twenty year old -- wait until their thirties had kids.
Obviously we're talking about women and thirty year old women are waiting to their forties and there's -- gap.
Of women who are having children their particular age and we're taking the statistics during that gap.
And obviously our numbers are going today it's what I think this is artificial I think there -- a lot of actors involved but -- I think that overall people are not having children -- I think people are making choices for.
Do -- Jewish.
Yes conservative Jewish orthodox all that you -- orthodox us.
Forgive me for asking but don't -- orthodox Jews believe in both control.
There are many darn many rabbis who agreed the birth control has a place within the Jewish family but is it Paulson -- -- -- like that is it.
And what what would it is that is it customary isn't yet these customers orthodox Jews to have very -- violence it is I would say that there are plenty of traditional orthodox families who definitely have a large families and by the way -- can mean over three.
-- -- you know three children -- two plus something.
So for example you know and why an anomaly in my neighborhood of having six kids I have to people on average -- -- -- three or four absolutely but that's still.
More than the number we're looking at.
So you go right ahead and you say is a matter of principle.
Having children is not a function of the economy of your particular family is not a function of how much money you've got it's something -- -- time it comes from.
It comes from a drive from within but would it obviously help families who are not doing it from a religious -- you to have government incentives.
To have other reasons or other ways to make life easier having children make it less expensive making college.
Less expensive -- child care less expensive absolutely so the drive has not coming from within or -- that hesitation.
That somebody should make -- -- -- -- -- -- -- what was the name of that from management and enough and Siegel network wouldn't do not consider opening up -- -- this is his radio network.
Oh thank you know that of what time the general manager but you have six children -- -- you don't.
The golden the Jessica 'cause the daylight -- not to filing with the interview fought for.
I added that look at this we'll continue to be oven -- -- step -- It -- it won't affect you so much pleasure but.
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