Babies and the Economy
Times too hard to have a baby? Some couples apparently think so.
Times too hard to have a baby? Some couples apparently think so. According to a recent Los Angeles Times story, many are rethinking their plans to expand their families in light of the current economic downturn.
I've heard that when it comes to certain events such as having a child, you're supposed to just throw caution to the wind as they say and do it. Otherwise, there will always be a reason not to. But if you ask To me, that flies in the face of common sense. How could you even think about bringing another person in the world if you're facing a possible layoff or if you can't pay your mortgage? I know people do it all the time, but it doesn't make sense, if you ask me. What do you think? Should couples let the economy be a factor in their decision to have a child? After all, how many of us were born to parents who were young and whose economic futures were uncertain?