A Very Bad Sign
Births in the US were down to the lowest rate EVER in 2015. Check out the chart on the article and births have been in decline ever since the Great Recession.
And then there's this: we're richer than ever (because of inflated asset prices).
So what's the verdict? Are we poor and uncertain about the future and thus not having babies? Or, are we richer than ever and declining birthrates have to do with something other than economics.
Here's a theory: older, non-birthing aged adults are reaping the money from inflated asset prices (stocks and homes) at the expense of birthing aged adults.