Christopher Layton Smart people aren’t having as many kids because they understand what is going on. To be slightly fair here, people are having fewer kids in areas of the Cow let me pour you a tall glass of get over it oh and here’s a straw so you can suck it up shirt Besides,I will do this world where there is a better social safety net too. That does coincide with education in some ways, but I don’t think the causation is quite that direct. If you would give free, effective birth control to the women around the world, I would bet the birth rate would plunge. Many men around the world would kill women for taking control of her own body. It is the US sanctions that causing the shortages as it was the money from the oil that paid for public services like education etc.