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Your question on Twitter about birthrates after the year 2000

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Submitted by Camelinspace (Israel), Jan 1, 2019 at 17:28

You asked what happened after the year 2000 to increase the birthrate. I can't prove it but can offer a guess. A few years ago there was an article in the newspaper about well-off "secular" families who try to have more than two kids because a larger family is now an upper-middle class status symbol! So this fits neatly with the increase in GDP per capita since 2000, which doubled in the last eighteen years.

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What an interestingly superficial explanation that would be. And how come no one else has come up with babies at status symbol?

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