Rational Actors

In the United States, women face the prospect of becoming mothers without necessary social protections. Many decide it’s not worth the risk.

White, black, and Latina, immigrant and native born, US women are having fewer children — by some measures, the birth rate is the lowest it has ever been. In the United States, the costs and work of childbearing and child-rearing are pushed onto parents, women in particular, while employers increasingly avoid contributing anything to the raising […]

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