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Why are US women not having babies?

Historical PEW research has shown a direct correlation between low unemployment/good economy and birth rates. Why is that not holding for the current generation of childbearing age women? A research study by Morning Consult for The New York Times found out that women are not having babies because raising children is too expensive, they want more leisure time and more personal freedom, and prefer a partner before becoming a parent, among other reasons. Cost concerns and the lack of decent family leave do not provide confidence to have children.

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