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Ridiculous Bay Area housing costs may
be reflected in a large drop in births

San Francisco Chronicle, by Michelle Robertson

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Posted By:NorthernDog, 6/13/2018 1:41:20 PM

A harbinger of the absurdly high cost of housing in the San Francisco Bay Area may be visible in the region´s maternity wings. San Francisco is a city of few children. You´re more likely to see a French bulldog roaming Alamo Square Park than packs of kids frolicking among the Victorians. The lack of youngsters is indicative of a larger issue in the city: the absurdly high cost of housing. According to a new study, when housing prices go up, the birth rate goes down. It's a trend economists noticed during the 2008 recession — the number of babies being born in the U.S. plummeted after millions of people lost their homes and

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A large non-breeding population may also be a factor.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: tip35c, 6/13/2018 1:48:21 PM     (No. 11662647)

Well, that part of the world is known for its high-tech industry and the ongoing development of U-nuchs...

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Reply 2 - Posted by: earlybird, 6/13/2018 1:59:53 PM     (No. 11662656)

What OP said and it applies to SF heterosexuals as well Kids are not on their agendas.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Plex, 6/13/2018 2:14:17 PM     (No. 11662669)

Look sat the upside: the high cost, lefty cities will be breeding fewer future democrats. Perhaps there is some self correction active.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Cat Ballou, 6/13/2018 2:18:43 PM     (No. 11662671)

My first thought was......why would anyone want to live there in the 1st place?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: crimea river, 6/13/2018 3:04:30 PM     (No. 11662692)

Concerned parents don´t want their children playing near French bulldog poop and discarded hypodermics.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: sorosisbehindit, 6/13/2018 3:16:16 PM     (No. 11662699)

Has the left lost all of their ability to reason?!
More and more gay people move to the mecca of gay life. They can afford the high prices because they don´t have to pay to raise and educate children.
So as families exit to get away from the mess they have made of San Francisco, they sell to couples with (guess what?) no children. DUH!!!!


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Reply 7 - Posted by: strike3, 6/13/2018 4:32:04 PM     (No. 11662739)

But the bath houses are doing a booming business.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Ribald1, 6/13/2018 4:34:52 PM     (No. 11662741)

Sane people don´t even bring children to Sanfagdisco, much less raise them there.
Check out videos of the "Up your back alley" event that are on the internet, you will see what the place is all about.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Pete Stone, 6/13/2018 4:39:55 PM     (No. 11662746)

The normal heterosexual couples who want to have children move out to Oakland or San Jose or, more likely, to the ´burbs. Usually the far ´burbs 50 to 100 miles out in the San Joaquin Valley. Unless their annual income is in the high six figures they have a choice: live in San Fransicko OR have children; they can´t do both. That leaves SF housing to the DINKs (double income, no kids) and the gays. And of course to the street people and the illegals living twelve to a room and collecting welfare.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX, 6/13/2018 5:45:43 PM     (No. 11662800)

Don´t worry. The illegals will pick up the slack.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Hotrod, 6/13/2018 5:46:15 PM     (No. 11662801)

Why would any parent want to subject a child to San Francisco? Gays don´t reproduce and drugies are more concerned with their next fix than with sex...

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Reply 12 - Posted by: caljeepgirl, 6/13/2018 5:48:48 PM     (No. 11662805)

Well #4, some of us (and our parents, as well) were born and raised here.
There may not be conclusive causal proof, and a higher proportion of gays, et al may be contributing factors; however, I can attest to the fact that the decades-long need for double incomes to be able to afford a roof over our heads unquestionably contributes to a lower birthrate!
I definitely would like to have had a third child, but I was ´not allowed´ to end my career (the higher paying of our two incomes) nor my killer commutes to have made that realistic.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: doctorfixit, 6/13/2018 8:17:09 PM     (No. 11662897)

Liberals not reproducing. Downside?

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Smart11344, 6/14/2018 12:00:13 AM     (No. 11663018)

Deaths? Up or Down??

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Reply 15 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 6/14/2018 1:36:27 AM     (No. 11663042)

With Americans having less children in order to live in CA, how long before the state is taken over by the sheer number of immigrant births? Free births.

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