From The Economist.
Fertility rates are falling across the rich world, as more and more people are weighing up whether to have children. Raising them can be stressful and cost a fortune, but they might bring you a lot of joy. So all things considered, on International Women’s Day, is it worth having kids?
#childcare #internationalwomensday #iwd202
00:00 – Is it worth having kids?
00:36 – Do kids make parents happy?
03:12 – Why people used to have more children
04:11 – The expense of having kids
05:24 – Parental leave
08:03 – Childcare
09:42 – The “motherhood penalty”
13:45 – The macroeconomics of children
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