Financial Burdens Are Changing The Shape Of The California Family
“We don’t have enough kids,” said Dowell Myers, a professor of urban planning and demography at the University of Southern California. “The birth rate is actually below replacement level, only 1.76 per woman. You need 2.1 to break even."
Do Housing Costs Deserve Some Of The Blame For California’s Plummeting Fertility Rate?
Financial burdens, compounded by the high cost of housing, has knocked down the state's fertility rate, according to experts. It is changing the shape of families, the potential tax base and labor force as people struggle to achieve the California dream. (Sharma, 7/30)