The only major industrial country with a fertility rate that replaces its own population is the US. It\’s just hit 2.1 per woman again, why?
Also, American men are more likely to share childcare duties.
So, note to all of those who concern themselves with rising population numbers, those who think it\’s a bad idea. People do respond rationally to incentives, so you should be campaigning for less paternal leave, less involvement of fathers in their childrens\’ care and quite possibly, less State provided child care.
That\’ll be amusing to watch, as those who do obsess about population tend to be those who obsess about gender equality as well.