Monday, February 16, 2015

Government policies creating more children born out of wed lock

The question is why, nowadays, there are so many unwed mothers. A sociologist is probably better equipped to answer this question than I, but it would seem to me that there is also an economic explanation. As benefits have increased, an unemployed or low salary earning unwed mother can probably improve her mostly extremely modest standard of living by having some children for whom she can claim all kinds of allowances. (In some Western European countries, such allowances are far higher than in the US.)

VIA thedailyreckoning