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In the 1970s, big families were commonplace. It wasn’t a surprise to see a couple with four children spread throughout various grades in school. The trend made sense: In the decade before, the national average birth rate per family was 3.65. Today, however, a family of four, or five, while not a shock by any means, certainly stands out. This also makes sense: In 2016, the birthrate was 1.8.

That number has been pretty locked in since 1990, and it’s created the American standard two-kid family. While it’s seen as a replacement rate – children merely replenishing the spots of their parents – for some, it’s still too high. Estimates have the current worldwide population of 7.6 billion growing to 9.7 billion by 2050, and 11.2 in 2100, possibly even 16.6.

…continue reading ‘How Many Kids Should I Have?: The Morality of Having a Larger Family’

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