Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Life Imitates Art

Isn't this the basic premise of Idiocracy?

Two new studies bring the contrasting reproductive profiles of rich and poor women into sharp relief. One, from the Guttmacher Institute, shows that the rates of unplanned pregnancies and births among poor women now dwarf the fertility rates of wealthier women, and finds that the gap between the two groups has widened significantly over the past five years. The other, by the Center for Work-Life Policy, documents rates of childlessness among corporate professional women that are higher than the childlessness rates of some European countries experiencing fertility crises.


Dan said...

Only if you presume that rich women are smarter than poor women. I'm not willing to go there, unless both our spouses are secretly wealthier than Palin.

Jim said...

Good point. If you read the article though, it talks about education levels and behaviors of both groups more than just rich and poor. A little more defensible at that point I think.


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