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Baby Boom Portends Social Misery?

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So, it seems that contrary to all the cr*p we were fed by uber intelligent think tanks, government quangos, etc over the last decade about how in the future 'households' would be shrinking (e.g more people living alone) - lo and behold, surprise surprise it seems that sex and procreation havent gone out of fashion after all!

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8224520.stm

I forget how many times I argued with people, till I was blue in the face, that the coming baby boom had merely been pushed forward (for a variety of social and economic reasons) - but that IT WOULD come. These things are cyclical. When it didnt arrive on time as expected, all rushed to pontificate that lifestyles had changed, etc etc yada yada yada.

And, when it did, where in the hell were people going to have the space to raise their families in decent respectable conditions, if for a decade virtually all new housing produced was 2-bed flats and 2-bed houses - and TINY at that too!

I know many mid-thirtysomething couples now who, single and living apart till recently, all seem to be dropping babies like their going out of fashion - moaning that they worry about giving their offspring the decent sort of home environment they grew up with (especially from a space point of view).

Yet these were the same numbskulls who argued with me 10 years ago, whilst enjoying the batchelor and liberated woman lifestyle, how they couldnt see the point of paying for 3-bed semi detached houses! Then again these schmucks probably mostly voted labour in 1997 as that was the trendy thing to do!?

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So, it seems that contrary to all the cr*p we were fed by uber intelligent think tanks, government quangos, etc over the last decade about how in the future 'households' would be shrinking (e.g more people living alone) - lo and behold, surprise surprise it seems that sex and procreation havent gone out of fashion after all!

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8224520.stm

I forget how many times I argued with people, till I was blue in the face, that the coming baby boom had merely been pushed forward (for a variety of social and economic reasons) - but that IT WOULD come. These things are cyclical. When it didnt arrive on time as expected, all rushed to pontificate that lifestyles had changed, etc etc yada yada yada.

And, when it did, where in the hell were people going to have the space to raise their families in decent respectable conditions, if for a decade virtually all new housing produced was 2-bed flats and 2-bed houses - and TINY at that too!

I know many mid-thirtysomething couples now who, single and living apart till recently, all seem to be dropping babies like their going out of fashion - moaning that they worry about giving their offspring the decent sort of home environment they grew up with (especially from a space point of view).

Yet these were the same numbskulls who argued with me 10 years ago, whilst enjoying the batchelor and liberated woman lifestyle, how they couldnt see the point of paying for 3-bed semi detached houses! Then again these schmucks probably mostly voted labour in 1997 as that was the trendy thing to do!?

My understanding has been that "white" families are having far less children, and that a population boom by birth has been fed mainly by "immigrant" families, whose culture still involves large family units?

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My understanding has been that "white" families are having far less children, and that a population boom by birth has been fed mainly by "immigrant" families, whose culture still involves large family units?

I can state that ALL the people I referred to having babies are in fact 'indigenous' Brits.

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My understanding has been that "white" families are having far less children, and that a population boom by birth has been fed mainly by "immigrant" families, whose culture still involves large family units?

This is correct.

There is also a very distinct wealth devide, with working people far less likely to have children.

Put simply, the only way you can have children is if your life is funded by the state.

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I can state that ALL the people I referred to having babies are in fact 'indigenous' Brits.

angles and saxons?

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angles and saxons?

No not ALL 'anglo-saxon', but definitely all mid-thirty somethings that were born and educated here.

Actually correction, one bloke came here from Cyprus when he was 4 years old.

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No not ALL 'anglo-saxon', but definitely all mid-thirty somethings that were born and educated here.

Actually correction, one bloke came here from Cyprus when he was 4 years old.

My point being that, in my social/work circle, the observed apparent baby 'boom' is not confined to recent east european immigrants that are the focus of so much chatter - though I dont doubt they are as human as everyone else and will have babies too of course.

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