Wednesday, August 25, 2021

"Do I Want Kids?": A Zoom film from Vox says, well, often no in western countries, because it's too expensive when just an individual choice


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Do I Want Kids?” A Zoom short-film from Vox from July 21, 2021 (22 min).

The film shows a “happiness gap” by country, and in many western countries people without kids are happier.  A counter example would be Hungary where there is so much statist nationalistic pressure to be socialized by reproduction.

Fecundity decreases rapidly after your 20s for women.  I was conceived when my father was 39 and mother 25.

There are gay couples, and a female-male trans person asked.

The biggest issue is still economic, how mother’s earnings are impacted.  Child care is not very affordable compared to other things, 

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