Fracking, Fertility and Families

By comparing manufacturing and fracking communities, economists are trying to figure out why the number of single parents is soaring.

Children and Wealth

More wealth seems to mean fewer children. Look at a graph of fertility in the U.S from 1800-1990. The birth line plunges. Consider India, China, South Korea, Singapore. As per capita GDP rises, births plummet. See this gapminder graph for…