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  • Female - Already have children

    2 3.85%
  • Female - Definitely want children

    5 9.62%
  • Female - Might want children

    5 9.62%
  • Female - Not sure

    1 1.92%
  • Female - Probably donít want children

    8 15.38%
  • Female - Definitely donít want children

    4 7.69%
  • Female - Canít have children

    0 0%
  • Male - Already have children

    2 3.85%
  • Male - Definitely want children

    6 11.54%
  • Male - Might want children

    8 15.38%
  • Male - Not sure

    6 11.54%
  • Male - Probably donít want children

    2 3.85%
  • Male - Definitely donít want children

    2 3.85%
  • Male - Canít have children

    1 1.92%
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Thread: Reproduction

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluemonday View Post
    I was only pointing out the common mistake that you made. "Rational" != "Logical".
    However, there are logical reasons, and non logical reasons. Purely emotional reasons doesn't make a lot of sense to me and I'd never act on them, especially when dealing with big decisions like having kids. I think what I mean by rational and logical reasons are reasons outside of ones own emotional needs and wants, like does this actually make sense in a larger scale. Actually, I think that's why I said having kids is selfish, because you're only thinking about what you want and need. And I also think that's why I think adoption makes more sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tinkerbell View Post
    Still not following how being born in the 3rd world country = ecconomic reason...
    More children = more work hands
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    Child labour only contitues a tiny % of the global population, hardly a normal reason in non 3rd world.

    I'm not nessesarily buying it's ecconomic reasons play out as a huge driver in 3rd world... less contraception, higher propensity for rapes etc (did you see the knickers for Africa campaign), higher childhood mortality etc...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tinkerbell View Post
    Child labour only contitues a tiny % of the global population, hardly a normal reason in non 3rd world.

    I'm not nessesarily buying it's ecconomic reasons play out as a huge driver in 3rd world... less contraception, higher propensity for rapes etc (did you see the knickers for Africa campaign), higher childhood mortality etc...
    Children are a financial asset in many parts of the world. When they become a financial liability, people have fewer of them. See China.
    Basic economics.
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    Gosh, the world looks so small from up here on my high horse of menstruation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluemonday View Post
    Children are a financial asset in many parts of the world. When they become a financial liability, people have fewer of them. See China.
    Basic economics.
    Children may be an outcome of poor ecconomic climate, but I'm still not buying it as a driver for most of the world.

    The UK currently have a baby boom ie recession = staying in for home entertainment, outcome = children... Not because the population want to have a lot of chimney sweeps..

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    Quote Originally Posted by tinkerbell View Post
    Children may be an outcome of poor ecconomic climate, but I'm still not buying it as a driver for most of the world.

    The UK currently have a baby boom ie recession = staying in for home entertainment, outcome = children... Not because the population want to have a lot of chimney sweeps..
    I didn't say it was a "driver for most of the world". But that it drives the birth of the majority of children - who happen to be born in the third world/in poverty.

    It's called the demographic-economic paradox. I thought you were a statistics bod.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ivy View Post
    Gosh, the world looks so small from up here on my high horse of menstruation.

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    stats bod - I'm not a statistican but use statistics in research which doesn't equals knows evything about every population.... I'm a customer researcher - looking at behaviours and how to promote the ones we want and attempt to prevent the ones we don't want.

    The link doesn't say anything different than I said in my previous post, it's an outcome... not a driver...

    In developed countries its likely there is more choice, better contraception availability, better childhood mortality etc...

    Hence unlike the reason for having kids as financial... you may have more kids because you don't have alternative entertainment etc...

    this is getting pedantic - sorry

    PS I do use ecconomics and an information source at times - to justify decision making but not as standard - to be honest I actually don't do much of either because I manage other people to do such now, I just add the additional layer of challenge to the problem

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    Hm, does this poll include adoption as a form of "having kids"? I would not personally want to reproduce as the process doesn't appeal to me in the least, nor do children under the age of 3, but I would like to adopt if I was ever in a position to financially.

    My only rational reason is that when I'm old and decrepit I want to know there's someone who'll keep an eye out for me. I also see it as a great challenge and learning opportunity, I'd hate to miss out and wonder what all the fuss was over.
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    I don't really want children because I think I'm mentally and emotionally unfit to take care of a child.
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    Quote Originally Posted by poppy View Post
    I'd hate to miss out and wonder what all the fuss was over.
    I love that...

    My thoughts in the poll were to have genetic children. I think the reasons to adopt are a bit different.

    I'm surprised how many women as saying maybe not or definately not...

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