Thursday, April 7, 2011

The Case for Having More Kids


Bryan Caplan, an economist at George Mason, is the author of “Selfish Reasons to Have More Kids,” which will be released this week. Mr. Caplan doesn’t believe everyone should have a lot of children. But he does say many parents and future parents should consider having more children than they are currently planning.

The economists at Marginal Revolution — colleagues of Mr. Caplan’s — have debated some of the book’s arguments in recent posts. Mr. Caplan also wrote a related article for The Wall Street Journal last year and commented on the “Tiger Mother” book for EconLog.[...]

1 comment :

  1. Don't want to be in a nursing home- have more children, the likelihood that one of them will care for you in your old age increases with the number of potential caregivers.

    My informal "research" has shown that it is often the the child who was the most difficult as a youngster who takes the best care of his/her aging parents. All that hyperactive energy comes in handy later.


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