What Explains the Sudden, Nearly Universal Female Aversion to Child-Bearing? Ladies?
Paules had this post about Russia's demographic death spiral and I recently read an article stating that college-educated American women have a fertility rate of only 1.6, which is little better than China's 1.54 with its one-child policy. Note comments 12 and 13 in Paules thread, and that a birth rate of 2.11 per woman is necessary to avoid a societal contraction and collapse.
So the question is, since in biological terms males and females exist to create the next generation, why are so many women suddenly, nearly universally averse to bearing two or more kids?