Women in Europe are having fewer children due to increased freedom and career opportunity, according to The New York Times.
While some are worried that a decrease in fertility rates will leave the elderly uncared for by a sparse youth resource, others perceive decreasing birth rates as a sign of advancement of women and for society as a whole. Women in Europe now stay in school longer, value their careers more, and marry later in life.
“Today women finally have so may chances to have the life they want. To travel and work and learn. It’s exciting and demanding. I just find it hard to see where children would fit in,” said Swedish resident Mia Hulton.