Q. Is the generation of White children that has been, and is being born, to White Generation-X mothers in the USA of significantly lower quality than its parent generation? (i.e., is dysgenics occurring more sharply now than it has in previous generations?). I will try to answer that question below.
This post builds upon the previous one, “Childlessness Among Generation-X Women“).
To summarize that post:
- ~20% of American White women now entering their mid-40s (born in the late 1960s, i.e. early Generation-Xers) have never had a child. They are ending their reproductive lives childless.
- ~9% of American White women have had child(ren) to a Nonwhite father.
- Thus, 29% of White women fail to pass on their genetic material to the next generation’s White-genepool. (In U.S. culture, mixed children are almost exclusively socialized towards cultural loyalty to their Nonwhite side).
- There is evidence to suggest that increased childlessness is dysgenic, as the smarter the woman, the less her likelihood is to reproduce:
How Dysgenic are White Generation-Xers’ Fertility Patterns?
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There are two groups of women removing their genes from the White-American genepool: The Childless (a), and the Outbreeders (b).
(a) The Childless
In the recent past, under normal conditions, ~10-15% of European women would remain childless for life. Take the UK:
% of British Women Childless at Age 45,
By Woman’s Year of Birth [source]
1973: 23% [expected]
(Note that the 1923-cohort is more-childless than could be expected, because Britain’s 300,000 WWII battle deaths would have impacted that cohort of men [born early 1920s] hardest of all. Simply put: There were not enough men.)
Lifelong childlessness looks to be the fate of 20% of White-American women born in the late 1960s. Thus, as much as double the number of women will remain barren as ‘normally’ would (i.e., an extra 10% of the whole population). As seen above, this “extra” 10% is drawn mostly from the more-educated/smarter half of the population. Verdict: Dysgenic.
(b) Miscegenators (‘Outbreeders’)
About 9% of the American White-female population is now having children with a Nonwhite mate. This is based on 2005 data, and will probably be less for late-1960s-born White women, most of whom had already had children by 2005.
What is the character of White women who mate with Nonwhites? I draw on the research of the excellent Racehist blog, to produce the following:
— The highest educational achievement of the typical White woman with a mixed-race baby is a high-school diploma, and an astonishing one-in-five don’t even have that.
— The typical White woman with a White baby is a college graduate.
So: Outbreeding, in this case, tends to be eugenic, if we assume educational attainment to be a proxy for IQ, work ethic, and so on. (In a word, ‘quality’). Lower elements of the White-female population are removing their genes from the White genepool. (Remember that mixed-race children will, almost unanimously, feel cultural loyalty to their Nonwhite side, and that some even go so far as to find solace in nursing a pervasive sense of grievance and animosity against their White side). Verdict: Eugenic.
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Numbers: Declining. Quality: Steady
Considering that both (a), the “extra childless”, and (b) the outbreeders, are about the same share of the White population, I think it’s a fair conjecture to say that the dysgenic effects of (a) are “cancelled-out” by the eugenic effects of (b).
With the caveat that this is all, admittedly, difficult to quantify, we can thus say with some degree of confidence that the generation of White children being born to Generation-X White women is probably not substantially lower in quality than are White Gen-Xers themselves.
Though not of particularly lower quality, the new generation of Whites now being born is smaller, because of the higher rate of childlessness, the loss to miscegenation, and lower-TFRs generally. The ‘White-White’ TFR in the USA is now only 1.65, implying that a child-population will be ~80% as large as its parent population, given First-World medicine. See USA’s Total Fertility Rates By Race, 1980-2010 for more on that.