Today, one in five American families has only just one child. That’s twice as many as there were just 30 years ago. The reason is multifaceted, but one of the most compelling arguments to why mothers are stopping after their firstborn is the cost aspect. No one wants to place a price tag on a child, but for families with an income of $60,000 a year, each child costs more than $250,000 by the time he or she turns 18, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. That’s not counting college tuition, which has grown exponentially since our parent’s generation.
There are 64,000 people waiting for transplant and 16 die every day. There is on average 42,000 people awaiting kidney transplant. Kidneys are in the highest demand, comprising nearly two-thirds of the waiting list, and you only need one to survive. The counter argument would be only the rich would benefit from having organ selling be legalized since they would be the only ones who could afford to purchase organs. Thereby this system would be taking advantage of the poor.
Well, the United states citizens completed 19,942 international adoptions in 2007, which went down to 9,319 in 2011 as international adoptions became more restrictive.Thirty-seven percent of adopted children are non-Hispanic white, compared with adoptive parents, 73% of which are non-Hispanic white. “In all, 40% of adopted children are of a different race, culture, or ethnicity than both of their adoptive parents (or their sole parent if there is only one parent in the household)” (Adoption Network Law Center). Now i know what you thinking. Joe, please read off all the transracial adoption records. Even though that would be beyond fun I
Universities in Virginia rejected about 21,000 women, but no men (The Real). After the passage of Title IX, the amount of women enrolled into schools has increased to the point where there are more women enrolled in college than men. For example, Cornell University admitted just two women a year, and now 70-80% of the students are women (The Real). This shows that women are starting to outnumber the amount of men enrolled in colleges. As Title IX got passed women have been booming with their education, fully taking advantage for the fortunate opportunity they were given.
In patau syndrome babies are born with only two less chromosomes (forty six instead of forty eight). These pairs are arranged in twenty three pairs of chromosomes. The children born with this have an extra copy of their thirteenth chromosome in every cell in their entire body. Patau syndrome is the most severe of all chromosomal abnormalities. Using a Ultrasound, trisomy 13 is often able to be seen as early as 10 weeks into pregnancy.
The New York Times article How Adulthood Happens wrote by David Brooks, we the readers learn about the changes in the years of adulthood and how nowadays people are getting married older than they were about twenty to thirty years ago. Brooks used numerous examples to express how dependant the youth have become on our parents to care for us. For example, this quote. “Today’s young people expect to reach adulthood eventually, and they expect to enjoy their adult lives, but most are in no hurry to get there.” Tells us about how young adults are no longer aspiring to become something, they are trying to slow the process of aging and taking on responsibilities. Brooks was able to find information, that I found, was rather captivating.
I have made it through high school and well on my way to college without any baby’s. I strive to be a successful nurse and open my own practice. I will work hard on giving back and educating the minority people on avoiding teen pregnancy. Although I didn’t start teen pregnancy, I made sure it stopped with me. Babies are beautiful and a sure blessing, but their happier when they are raised by a well-educated, successful and married mother and father.
Medicare has been the traditional health care insurance for the elderly for decades. As the aging population rises rapidly, there is an increased demand for coverage for baby boomers as they use almost double the amount of health care as younger generations (Williams & Torrens, 2008). By 2029, 75 million baby boomers will be expected to reach the age 65 (Mann, Raphael, Anthony, & Nevitt, (2016). One of the main questions is how will this generation afford long-term care as it is the personal responsibly of the patient (Edlund, Lufkin, & Franklin, 2003). There is a very limited coverage of benefits for long-term care.
The boomers know never to quit on themselves even when everyone is against them. A baby boomer is the 78 million people born after WWII between 1946 and 1964, which is 4.24 million new babies per year. (“The Baby). This time period was when the nations baby crop was the largest ever in history. In 1947 it was reported that 3,720,000 live births were registered.
Each year 850,000 adolescent girls become pregnant. 41.3% of pregnancy are teens 15-19 years old and 20% of abortions are teens. With the growing use of birth control in teens in the last decade teen pregnancy rates are steadily going down. The United States has the highest teen pregnancy rates, but we also have the most resources to fix this problem. When used correctly, birth control is 99.7% effective.
More babies were born after the war than ever before just in 1946 alone 3.4 million babies were born, and begun the so called “baby boom.” Couples after the war had children to make up for the lost time, and the economic prosperity of America at the time. At the same time the suburban boom occurred with families moving out of the cities into surrounding areas. Year after year more and more babies were born with the numbers rising every year until over 4 million babies a year were born; until 1964 when the birth rate started to decline, and ending the baby boom generation. By the end of 1964 baby boomers made over 40% of America’s population.
Between 2010 and 2050, the United States population ages 65 and older will nearly double, the population ages 80 and older will nearly triple, and the number of nonagenarians and centenarians—people in their 90s and 100s—will quadruple. (KFF, 2015) Trustees of Medicaid are forecasting that in 2024, Medicaid will start running out of funding. Although there is little evidence in the trustee’s projections it is still something that needs to be looked as more and more people are getting older and are needing benefits vs a number of people putting in. Every day there are 10,000 people turning 65 or older. Now that the Affordable Care Act has been implemented it is allowing for elderly to be able to get yearly exams and wellness checks.
In the last thirty years, incarceration rates have skyrocketed to four times of that in 1980, with 1 in every 31 adults being under some form of correctional control. (“Criminal Justice Fact Sheet”) The US now houses 25% of the world’s prisoners, despite containing only 5% of the world’s population. (Khalek) Many factors have contributed to this sharp increase in incarcerations, including zero-tolerance policies, and the school-to-prison pipeline and the War on Drugs (“Criminal Justice Fact Sheet”). However, the largest contributors are the prison industrial complex, which targets and criminalizes minority groups, and the dependence of for-profit prisons on inmate count and prison labor. Privatized prisons made a comeback during the 1980s,
About 90% of the abortions occur in the first trimester. Since the legalization, the fatalities are still high compared to the 80s. By 2011, there were more than 1,023 facilities with permission to do so. Some of the contraceptives are not effective thus one ended up conceiving (Biggs, et al.
Racial and ethnic disparity in teen pregnancy rates abound. The National Campaign (2014), observed that African American female teens are twice in danger of getting pregnant than white teenagers; about four out of every ten of them would have gotten pregnant by their 20th birthday, and that as at 2010, the pregnancy rate for this racial group already stood at 99.5 out of every 1000 for female teens aged 15 to 19. Further studies suggest that the Hispanic/Latino minority group is not far behind, with rates greater than the national average (Shoff & Yang, 2012). The economic costs are enormous and multifaceted; educational, health, occupational, economic, and so on. Teenage fathers are more likely to be absentee parents, usually leaving the