Weneed more baby makers
Thisarticle is written by Catherine Rampell. The author’s primaryconcern when putting down this article is about the shrinking birthrates in US. She is trying to compare the recent birth rates withthat of the earlier generation. She is arguing that, millennial womenare not reproducing at the same pace as that any generation in theUnited States’ history (Rampel, 76). The author also claims thatthe birth rate of women in their 20’s has reduced by more thanfifteen percent between the year 2007 and 2012. According to her,love should come first, and then marriage followed by babies in thebaby carriage. Great recession rate has contributed more and more tothe reduction of the birth rate, and this is the reason the author isgetting her entry point of why we need more baby makers. If at allthis is not taken into consideration, the author is worried that thesituation may lead to a high baby bust.
Oneof the persuasive strategies that the author is applying in thisarticle is comparison strategy. The author is tending to compare thepast history of birth rates with the recent ones. This strategy helpsin identifying the gap in the society and supports the author’sclaims. The author is using the research reports released by UrbanInstitute to support her arguments. For example, she is trying tocompare the reproducing rate of the women born in the range of 1900sand those born in 2000s.
Theother persuasive strategy that the author is applying to support herargument is the use of logos. It involves the use of logic reasons ofargument. Specific facts have been used throughout the article tosupport the argument why we need more baby makers. Despite the lowfertility rate in today’s generation, there are also some factorscontributing to low birth rates in US. Good examples that the authorhas given is the delayed childbearing, financial turmoil andrecession rates among others that have forced women to postponehaving children and eventually never catch up.
Rampellhas carefully arranged her article in a chronological order tosupport her argument and hence making it persuasive to any individualreading it. She begins the article by the statement that who will payfor our retirement if Millennial does not make more babies. She wenton pointing out the specific reasons for the argument and givingrelevant consequences of the low birth rates. She for example shegave an estimate that for every year, roughly 500,000 fewer babiesare now born.
Personally,I have appreciated the article’s organization and the presentationof the author’s argument which I found it more convincing andpersuasive. The arguments are also brought out clear in a way that itis understandable to the reader. After reading the article, I alsofound that fertility crisis or the reason we need more baby makers isa decision that needs to be addressed with much concern.
Thecontempt of Rampell’s argument about baby makers is trying tocreate a common view with the readers. She is ensuring that thearguments are well supported either by statistical findings or use oflogical reasoning that any rational reader would also be assumed tothink of. Effective application of this assumption has improved theacceptability of the article.
RampellC. Why we need more baby-makers. Sharelines: 2015. Print. Retrievedfrom,http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-fertility-millennials-perspec-0507-20150506-story.html