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In our March video essay, Chelsea explores the myriad reasons millennials are having fewer kids, having them later, or just not having them at all. Spoiler alert: a lot of it has to do with money.

Disclaimer: This video is for educational purposes only.

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00:00:00 Society Information
00:00:53 Intro
00:04:47 Ad break
00:05:42 The Childfree Movement
00:16:25 A Brief History Of Reasons For Being Childfree
00:23:04 The Village: Then vs Now
00:31:48 Ad break
00:37:02 Societal-Level Implications Of Not Having Kids
00:44:21 How Difficult It Can Actually Be To Have Children
00:48:37 The Millennial Dichotomy: DINKs vs. Tradwives
01:00:01 Motherhood: The Impossible Choice For Women

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