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Image of the day: Where housing is scarce and expensive, it's difficult to have kids
BC has the lowest fertility rate in Canada
From Threads (which doesn’t support direct links). Source is Land Use Regulations and Fertility Rates, by Daniel Shoag and Lauren Russell, 2018.
Jen Gerson’s comment about Calgary vs. Vancouver and Toronto comes to mind. A word to my haters:
When I speak to my friends who are trying to raise families in cities like Vancouver and Toronto, I am ceaselessly baffled by the kinds of financial and material compromises they make every day. I want to scream at them: "Hey, guys, you can live in a decent house with a nice yard near a charming shopping area for a fraction of the price of your current one-bedroom condo!"