There is a baby boom in my country. They say it is to do with the recession. This is something that bugs me. I think that women are purposely getting themselves pregnant to make men or the state financially responsible for them. This is what I think they are suggesting in the media. I think this is why there was a baby boom in the post war period (WWII) due to the austerity. The baby acted as a security to the mother so women got pregnant to protect themselves. In times of prosperity women do not seem to have as many children. The thing that bothers me is the lack of appreciation that this recession is unlikely to be like many others. It could be so bad that the ability of the state or society as a whole may not be able to support the children. Few people would refuse to help a pregnant woman or a child but if they cannot support themselves this may be the case. This could end up being a tragic situation. You would think people would put off having children in an environment such as this, but they are having more. It just goes to show you how people, women in particular are inclined to make other people responsible for them and shows the depth of the lack of consideration for the child's welfare they have. To have a child in this world at this moment is very inconsiderate in my opinion. What prospects do they have growing up in a depression period, poor education, poor medical treatment, poor living standards. Any thoughts.