The white birth rate in America has staged a near miraculous comeback and was a majority of live births in 2016—reversing a decade long decline—if the figures in the latest National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) report is accurate.
This new report, titled “Births: Provisional Data for 2016,” dated June 2017, although it was only released last week.
According to the report, the provisional number of births for the United States in 2016 was 3,941,109, down 1 percent from 2015.
The general fertility rate was 62.0 births per 1,000 women aged 15–44, down 1 percent from 2015 to a record low for the United States.
Among the race and Hispanic origin groups, the number of births ranged from 9,342 births for non-Hispanic Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander (NHOPI) women to 2.054 million births for nonHispanic white women.
The report’s “Table 2: Births, by race and Hispanic origin of mother” claims that of the 3,941,109 births in 2016, some 2,054,564 were “white” nonHispanic.
This amounts to 52 percent of the total.
My assumption is this will mark a recovering birthrate for all first-world nations. What I suspect destroys birthrates is the growth of the r-psychology. r-strategists want hedonism. Because they have limited stress and threat, they want sex, they want rewards of career, they want vacations, and travel, and interesting foods, and social validation, and on and on. What they do not want is to be, in the words of Obama, “punished with a baby.” They do not want to picture everyone out about town, partying, and drinking, and having fun while they are trapped at home doing boring domestic things.
K-strategists have a different perspective. They want the security of family in a stressful world. They want people who have their back, and will support them through their travails, and they want to support others through their problems. And I suspect they view babies as puppies, and actively want to raise them and care for them.
What I have always expected is that as K takes hold, reproductive rates in the first world will spontaneously pick back up. My own opinion is the baby boom was a byproduct of the K-ified warriors of WWII returning home with firmly K-selected psychologies, and wanting families just as strongly as your feminist career-girls are sure they want career success today. File this away as one more indicator K is coming back to the first world.
However, the tide might be turning. “Younger people now are becoming more conservative. They want to get married and have children younger… Associate Professor Hewitt said…
However, rates of divorce in Australia are declining and even those who do divorce are staying married longer the latest Bureau of Statistics research shows.
Between 1995 and 2015, the divorce rate fell from 2.8 to 2.0 divorces granted per 1000 Australian residents, according to the figures released in November 2016.
And the seven-year itch – or more precisely for Australia, the 7.4 year itch, which was the number of years between marriage and separation in 1987 – has become an 8.5-year itch.
“Marriages are actually more successful now.
A PATCHWORK of nondescript houses nestled at the foot of a mountain, Nagicho looks like an ordinary Japanese town. On closer inspection, something extraordinary marks it out: babies. Yuki Fukuda is one of many local mothers with three children. The bump under her winter coat indicates that another is on the way, part of a baby bonanza that has seen the town’s fertility rate double since 2005.
The fertility rate rose from 1.4 (meaning that the average woman will have 1.4 children in her lifetime, roughly the national rate) to 2.8 in 2014.
Mrs Fukuda will receive a “celebratory” gift of ¥300,000 ($3,530) when she gives birth. A subsidised baby-sitting service is available for just ¥1,800 a day, along with subsidised carseats and other baby accessories. When her children reach secondary school, she will receive ¥90,000 a year for each one who attends.
Other initiatives are more creative. The town relies on a network of volunteers to help keep its two nurseries open. Businesses that move to the town receive rent-free land—a gesture that has lured at least three companies since 2014, says Yoshitaka Kumagai, a local government official. The city is also offering a clutch of refurbished or newly built apartments and houses for rent at subsidised rates.
Mr Kumagai insists all this largesse has added just 1% to the town’s ¥48bn annual budget.
Now if we can combine the rise of K with these programs, maybe we will not need to import so many scumbags from shithole countries. That is a win for the West.
Everything is turning K, yet Generation Zyklon is still in it’s political infancy and the Apocalypse has not even hit yet.
The future is so bright I’ve gotta wear shades.