May 20, 2008


My question – is it unreasonable to wonder whether the low European birth rates can be tied to their living arrangements? I have lived in Manhattan with two kids, and in the suburbs with more than two. Trust me, or try it for yourself – the suburbs are easier to manage when lots of kids are in the picture.

Or try this simple census survey – how many couple can you think of that met in the cities, had children, and moved to the suburbs? Now, how many couples have kids in the suburbs and then move with them into the city? Hmm…

Read the whole thing. And it might be worth reading this piece, and perhaps even this one, if the subject interests you.

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