A previous post here referred to a report announcing that the world population has reached 6.5 billion. Also, one possible reason why people get married is to have children within wedlock. These notions form the backdrop to a question not often discussed in the open, at least in Singapore, which is why people choose to have children.
The following two pages contain lively discussion (with comic strips!) of the reasons. Both are from the perspective of an individualist, as opposed to, say, that of a government official in an industrialised county. (But the parent (haha) Web site of the first page listed contains discussion from a wide range of perspectives. Great food for thought.)
- Biology and breeding http://www.vhemt.org/biobreed.htm
- Having children? http://www.handpen.com/Bio/children.htm