Friday, June 25, 2010

Twenty percent of white women past the age of childbearing have no children

This Pew graph shows that childlessness is most common among white women. It was so nearly 20 years ago, and it still is. One in five white women in her early 40s has no children and probably never will.  Many of the most capable women say no to kids while most of those least fit to be mothers have plenty.  Just look below:

At least the trend among educated women is not as bad as it was.


Anonymous said...

I know plenty of women in both categories and the basic trend can likely be best explained by the simplest of economics.

If you expect to have some money some day then you don't just go and have kids willy nilly. You want a normal home and a spouse and some level of dignity and realize that kids have to be paid for. If, on the other hand, you're a worthless nigger or niggress (I'm thinking of a specific former co-worker with five kids from three women while in his early 20s, but I know plenty of white hos and bros who fit into this nigger category too) then you just pop your dick in and pop the kids out comfortable in the knowledgew that the government will pay for everything any way. We've incentivized the worst sort of behavior from the worst sort of people. It's evolution at its ugliest.


Frustrated, childless, broke single whiter male with fantasies of being a suburbanite - here's to the shrink who will rid me of the fantasies so I can fuck and procreate with impunity

agnostic said...

Wow, I had no idea the change was that big! There have been a series of newspaper articles within the past 5 years or so about smart women wanting to become mothers rather than pretend their career will deliver them immortal fame, but still...

The distribution is incredibly skewed in the early-mid '90s, and now it's much closer to uniform. Still dysgenic, but a lot more hope for better things.

agnostic said...

One initial concern about the trend is that a college or advanced degree doesn't pick out the same groups in the two periods. Maybe higher fertility rates among the well-educated just reflect dumber people getting into higher ed.

I.e., 40+ year-olds in 1994 got their advanced degree ca. 1980 or earlier -- before the higher ed bubble really blew up. The '90s group was surely smarter than the 2000s group.

But it doesn't look like this is a problem. The effect should be most pronounced among the bachelor's holders, since that's where the higher ed bubble has been concentrated. Instead, their rates have remained pretty constant.

The change shows taking mass out of the bottom and putting it into the top. It's not like the stupidest were given advanced degrees and bachelor's degrees held steady. Rather, everyone has more education than they used to, by IQ score.

OneSTDV said...

I believe it's called the Idiocracy.

Anonymous said...

"Maybe higher fertility rates among the well-educated just reflect dumber people getting into higher ed."

As usual agnostic knows what he is talking about. More women have more credentials but they are not any smarter.

extropolitca said...

The reduction of fertility for the not white groups is double than the reduction for whites. This probably is due to the fact that more minorities are entering in the higher education and need more time to complete the curriculum, because of a lower IQ.
So, the better educated of the minorities will be saddled with much more debts and will be less able to repay it because they will enter in the workforce later. This imply they will be less able to bear more or the same number of children.

Fertility is falling anywhere and for anybody. Higher it is, faster is falling. This is because more people is moving to the cities and, in the cities, you are constrained by the local conditions to have a lower number of children.

What must be done is making easier for the people that earn more money to have children. There is no need of help for the people unable to earn enough money to feed their children.