Since 1970, Americans have seen stagnating wages, longer working hours, and less stable employment, but also this:
The bottom line: Americans live longer, fuller lives, with greater conveniences and access to information, entertainment and educational opportunities that were unthinkable a generation ago. Despite the staggering cost of college education, for example, more Americans graduate than ever before. In 2012 for the first time, 30 percent of the population held a Bachelor’s degree.
Is it any wonder that so many Generation X women have ended up not having children and instead concentrating their resources on education, financial security, and, yes, entertainment?