"Having a baby is like buying six houses, all at once..." - Macleans.ca

“Having a baby is like buying six houses, all at once…”

by

“…Except that you can’t (legally) sell them—and after 13 years they’ll tell you they hate you.”

Fascinating  article (“America’s One Child Policy”) in the Weekly Standard on low international fertility rates and the failure of governments around the world to persuade women to have more kids.

And this bit made me laugh out loud, because it’s so true — any discussion about moving up from two kids to three inevitably involves the words “new vehicle”:

“Social changes have affected the fertility rate, too. Some of these changes are small and simple—like the evolution of car-seat laws, which make it difficult to transport more than two children.”

Hey, governments, want people to have more kids to support your aging populations?  Invent a sexier minivan.

Filed under: