Paper has to be 4 FULL pages. Sources must be documented using both in-text source citations and a list on Works Cited. There must be at least 2 sources from the Trident Technical College Database. Additional sources may include book and substantive internet sources. Must DEFEND A POSTION PRO OR CON. The format of both the citations and the paper itself needs to be in MLA format. Show viewpoints/ pro monumals and thesis must be a contra monumal. Intro must include background on info preferably in the beginning. Paragraph must present arguments. Paragraph before closer must have a summary of the opposing view/ 5 ARGUMENTS. Conclusion must include a pathos for EXTRA CREDIT. This is the topic overview: Another development related to marriage and family is the declining fertility rate in America. Diminished fertility rates are caused by a number of factors. Among these is growing popularity of so-called child free marriages sometimes called voluntary childlessness. The rate of child free marriages has steadily risen since the 1980s. As of 2016, one in five married couples are childless. What are the major causes driving the TREND? Is procreation merely a lifestyle choice (as many argue)? Or is it dangerous for society to encourage an understanding of marriage severed from procreation? NOTE: A useful place to start is the Wikipedia article called “Voluntary Childlessness” which has a useful discussion of the reason why couples choose not to have children.