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The leftist culture of death explains why having children promotes gender inequality.

The National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) keeps track of how children affect the economics of their parents. This seems like a relatively normal thing to track. However, as with all things tainted by the Left’s anti-natalist agenda, the rhetoric is highly objectionable.

NBER calls its database the “Child Penalty Atlas” and explains that, based on data collected from 134 countries, gender inequality occurs when a child enters the picture. So when a woman has her first child, her economics are impacted in a negative way. In the words of the NBER researchers:

Most countries display clear and sizable child penalties: men and women follow parallel trends before parenthood, but diverge sharply and persistently after parenthood. While the qualitative patterns tend to be similar across countries, there is enormous variation in the magnitude of the effects in different regions of the world and often between countries in close proximity. At the continent level, Latin America has the largest child penalties in the world, while Africa and Asia have the smallest child penalties. ….

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