We are a nation choosing to have fewer children, and to import fewer workers for running the health and social care services. It does not stack up.
Fay Schopen reports in the Guardian that “IVF was stressful enough even before this new post code lottery. (NHSreality points out it’s not new and is only getting worse and more unfair as predicted)
Fay is paying for private care and pints out the two tier system which is the national effect of current policy.
Ironically, the Economist points out that fewer women in the west are choosing fertility. More and more have either one or no children. Is society getting compassion fatigue for those who choose to have large ffamilies?
The Rise in Childlessness is available in the Economist 27th July but also below.