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How to encourage birth rate amount young people?

  1. profile image60
    peter565posted 2 years ago

    How to encourage birth rate amount young people?

    I always think it is a bit as a pity when I see nice/ pretty girl died young before they have children, because I would like to see those genes get pass down to the next gen. But now there are a lot of people who are not even getting married and believe it or not, some nice/pretty girls are probably going to die as old maid (some of those girls, are in their late 30s and already wanted to get married for a long time).Now, we shouldn't force people to get married against their will, especially if they don't want to. But it would be nice to allow good genes to be pass down to the next gen.

  2. VerityPrice profile image92
    VerityPriceposted 2 years ago

    Well firstly you have to remember that women aren't just baby-making factories. If a woman decides that her life would only be diminished by getting married and having a child then that is completely her decision and has nothing to do with anyone else!

    Also just because someone is pretty doesn't make them a perfect potential parent. There are more important qualities to pass down to the next generation than 'nice/pretty'. And while we are on the subject of genes, there may be people who decide not to have kids because they may be the carrier of a genetic condition and have no wish to pass that on.

    Any person dying young is a damned shame: regardless of their gender or how pretty they are. All you can do is do your best to pass on your genes, and never mind with what other women are doing with their lives.

    1. profile image60
      peter565posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Ahh...you do know I say "encourage" not "force" right?

    2. gmwilliams profile image85
      gmwilliamsposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      THANK YOU, women aren't baby-making machines.  Having children should be mindful, conscious act.  There are FAR TOO MANY children born of mindless parents which results in....POVERTY & LACK OF OPPORTUNITIES for those children....

  3. Michaela Osiecki profile image78
    Michaela Osieckiposted 2 years ago

    Why anyone would want to encourage more people to have kids is just beyond me. The world is already over-populated, there are already children starving in the streets of the world's richest countries, and orphanages and foster homes are constantly over-run.

    Never mind the state of the economy and that it's simply NOT cost-effective to bring children into the world when you can barely afford to feed yourself.

    1. profile image60
      peter565posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Well, I just think those gene don't get pass down is a pity smile

    2. gmwilliams profile image85
      gmwilliamsposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU MICHAELA!

  4. gmwilliams profile image85
    gmwilliamsposted 2 years ago

    https://usercontent2.hubstatic.com/12190793_f260.jpg

    Having children should be a mindful, responsible, & conscious act.  There are too many people having children w/o being financially, emotionally, & psychological prepared to so do which result in most of our societal ills, including poverty.  Also, there are people who have MORE children than they can properly care for which result in a host of familial ills which includes stress which oftentimes lead to child abuse, impoverishment which result in children not receiving the proper nutrition, medical care, & not to say lack of educational opportunities, parentified children i.e. children assuming the role of parents to their younger siblings, & lack of individualized parental attention & care.   Parenthood should be a responsible act, not an act to be entered into lightly.  Children are too precious not to receive the VERY BEST of care, love, attention, & opportunities.  Which you are suggesting is an act of immaturity, not maturity & conscientiousness.

    Let me add that the Duggar girls are quite apt as to how to encourage the birth rate among young people.  They INTEND to have AS MANY CHILDREN or MORE as their parents.  Yes, they are passing genes but we really DON'T need a proliferation of children.   There is such a thing as qualitative parenting over quantitative parenting!  Having children for the sake of merely passing genes is an EGREGIOUS act, THINK OF THE CHILDREN for God's sake!

    1. profile image60
      peter565posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      But by late 20s to early 30s most people are financially secured. Statistic also found most single women by 30 want a baby, just can't find the right guy, so, if they overcome the problem or e.g. make artificial insemination more easy to access...

  5. Aime F profile image85
    Aime Fposted 2 years ago

    I don't think there's any need to encourage young people to have children.  If someone doesn't feel ready to have children then that is something only they can know and decide and they should be able to make that decision freely and without judgment. 

    Being a parent is incredibly hard.  I had an 'oops' baby at 23 and I was too young.  I wanted to finish school and establish a career and have a little more me-time before having a kid because I can tell you all of that stuff is made immensely harder when caring for a young child.  I think it's great that people acknowledge that and want to wait to bring a child into the world until they have their stuff together. 

    I think your question kind of trivializes what it means to be a parent.  Yes, we are animals, but the "passing down our gene" motivation shouldn't be at the top of the list when trying to decide whether or not to have kids.  It's a lifelong commitment and a 24/7 job and not just spreading a seed and letting the little thing out into the world to pass down the genes again.

    Personally I don't give a flying squirrel about "pretty" genes being passed on to future generations.  I'd rather the next generation be raised by people who are capable and raising children because they WANT to be raising children, not because they've been encouraged to do so by whatever means. 
    I'm also not really sure what to say about your "old maid" comment and using women in their late 30s as a reference.  Borderline sexist as I'm not sure you'd be making the same comment about poor old men in their 30s not being married yet.

    1. gmwilliams profile image85
      gmwilliamsposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      EXACTLY!!!!!!!!!

    2. profile image60
      peter565posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      [I'm not sure you'd be making the same comment about poor old men in their 30s not being married yet.] Well...women ran out of eggs by 50, become danger for pregancy by 40s, men don't give birth or run out of sperms. So age isn't a problem for men

  6. dashingscorpio profile image87
    dashingscorpioposted 2 years ago

    https://usercontent1.hubstatic.com/12843302_f260.jpg

    We already have over 7 Billion people on the planet!
    Most of them live at or below the party level.
    Encouraging only pretty girls to have children would also be illogical since "beauty is in the eye of the beholder".
    Who is to be 'the one" to decide which girls are "pretty enough" to populate the world? Also I suspect you'd want them to marry (handsome) men. Offspring are the byproduct of both parents' genes!
    The Nazis were looking to create a "super race" of people.
    Last but not least no one should never be made to feel obligated to get married or have children. A woman has the right to choose her career or other endeavors over choosing to be a wife or a mother.
    Terms like "old maid" and "spinster" are outdated and sexist.
    Anyone who chooses to have children without a plan for being able to provide for them is not doing society any favors!
    (Great genes or not)

    1. Aime F profile image85
      Aime Fposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Billions of people living at the party level sounds pretty encouraging, actually!  wink

    2. gmwilliams profile image85
      gmwilliamsposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I think Mr. Dashing meant that most of them live below the poverty level, not the party level!

    3. Aime F profile image85
      Aime Fposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Yes I know, I had a little chuckle at the typo so was making a joke.

    4. fpherj48 profile image77
      fpherj48posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      and if they keep living below the party level, there'll be no more babies!!   Thank goodness Dashing has a healthy sense of humor!  Anyway, that may be his one and only typo in all his yrs here!!  Pretty funny too!

    5. dashingscorpio profile image87
      dashingscorpioposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Grace you are correct!
      I meant to say below the (poverty) level! LOL!
      They say the mind is the first thing to go! ha ha ha

    6. gmwilliams profile image85
      gmwilliamsposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      That's alright.  You were thinking of something else. Happens to me too.

    7. fpherj48 profile image77
      fpherj48posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Well Grace...He was either thinking about partying or making babies!!!  LOL   
      Dashing, Most men HOPE the mind is first to go!!

  7. tamarawilhite profile image92
    tamarawilhiteposted 2 years ago

    What could we do in the developed world to boost the birth rate to replacement levels? read more

 
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