What makes some people not to acknowledge that the large/very large family is one of the major
contributors to socioeconomic poverty nationally as well as worldwide? Why WON'T they further realize that much of the socioeconomic poverty in the nation & in the world would be DRASTICALLY reduced if more people practiced judicious/prudent family planning & reduce family size to 1-3 children?
Family size has nothing to do with poverty levels, in of itself. We have 8 kiddos between us and are not in poverty. The issue is having more kids when you must rely on the government to support them and that is a critical distinction that you did not make. Demonizing larger families or equating family size alone as a factor in poverty is unfair and unfounded without that distinction. Furthermore, using the term poverty as a global term is not an accurate description, as the term is not universal in its meaning. What we call poverty here in the United States is, by and large, not the same as what true poverty is found in other parts of the world. Your question could be better and more intellectually discussed if it was reworded to reflect these two important distinctions.
Hear, hear! The question is pseudo-intellectual, and yet ill-posed, not to mention without consideration of other factors.
Nadia, How is the question pseudo-intellectual and not considering other factors?
I think family size has every thing to do with it. Bottom line, when more goes out in the monthly budget than comes in, there is only one possible outcome. Sure, changes can be made and belts tightened, but at the end of the day, when more goes out (and it is often because of increasing family size) than comes in, there is a problem.
Eentually, as family size increases enough, the family may (if it hasn't already) decreased from 2 incomes to one to care for the children. With one income, there's often a need for more income
Exactly, it is simple mathematical logic that there is a strict correlation between large families & poverty. There is LESS monies allocated per child in a large than in a small family. This means that children must be content with very little.
If it is a rich factor then that doesn't even come into account. I look more at food and water supplies. I don't think anyone really considers what it really takes to feed the world as it is now. Greg
In cultures where maintaining family lines is paramount and where children die at alarming rates, large numbers of children is seen as necessary. Increasing the education levels in a culture is the best way to reduce family sizes. I also found the way you asked the question - as though the third world poor were somehow willfully ignoring something that liberal white Westerners think is obvious. It must be nice living up there on Mount Olympus and looking down on the ignorant masses below. Much better to do like us meddlesome Christians and build schools, dig wells and establish churches to teach a better way of living in impoverished countries.
by Christian L Perry 3 months ago
What is the root cause of poverty in the world?
by Grace Marguerite Williams 4 years ago
(6 or more children per household) in the postmodern, 21st century United States, being fully cognizant of the fact that they will be subjecting their children to an extremely rudimentary and primitive socioeconomic living standard, even socioeconomic penury and poverty? Countless studies...
by Grace Marguerite Williams 4 years ago
What are ten ways that the large/very large family is abusive to children academically,emotionally, mentally,physically, psychologically, and socioecnomically?
by H C Palting 7 weeks ago
Do you believe that poorer and/or less educated people have more children whom they can't support?Do you know any ill effects to the child(ren) born to these families and society? If so, what are they?
by Nichol marie 3 months ago
Do you know someone who is prejudice of larger families?Why do some people have an ignorant belief that moms of large families cannot be the same as moms with one or 2?
by DinoMommy 2 years ago
I'm just wondering what people thought about them....
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