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Why do 5% of American women, in the midst of a historic “birth dearth,” choose to defy the demographic norm by bearing five or more children? Catherine Pakaluk, a social scientist and mother of eight children herself, traveled across the US and interviewed college-educated women, asking them why. The answers will surprise and inspire you. Catherine, who is a professor and an economist, joins us for an intriguing and insightful conversation. How do we solve the fertility problem? Policymakers, pay attention!


The Women Defying the Birth Dearth