Apparently I’m planning to be poor and uneducated.
“Experts believe there is a mix of reasons [for the increase in births]: a decline in contraceptive use, a drop in access to abortion, poor education and poverty.” [italics mine]
Now, we’re planning/hoping to add two or three more babies to our family in the future, thus passing by far the national average of 2.1 children per family.
That would definitely imply a decline in contraceptive use.
And apparently only the poorly educated would be, well, poorly educated enough to have more than 2.1 children. I guess that means that it’s all those PhD-ers that know to limit themselves to 2.1 children.
(Why is education a factor in child-bearing and family size? More school, less interest in subjecting other humans to the trials and tribulations of 17+ years in a classroom? More study, less time for you-know-what?)
As for the last reason, I suppose that once our family has grown to four or five children and we are all living on one (pastor’s) salary, we probably will be poor, very poor.