I found this article after hearing the report that the birth rate has been consecutively falling for the past nine years. I believe a number of factors plays a role. One, the fact that is women aren’t so much beholding to marriage to survive as they once were as little as twenty years ago. Two, the recession which hit when they were coming of age is still raging in many areas for the
average person and most aren’t willing to start out with nothing and built a life from scratch as their parents and grandparents did.