Dean197 Wrote:
Nov 30, 2012 11:29 AM
Civilization based on agriculture led to rising birth rates. Civilization based on automation and knowledge does not. We don't need a large family to ensure we're taken care of in our old age or to ensure we have enough farm hands. Freed from that, we tend to emphasize providing for our children's education so they will have an advantage in life, which is easier to accomplish with few children.