For most of history, baby-having was in the hands (so to speak) of women.
Many fine people were born under this system.
Things changed in the 1970s. The birthrate dropped
sharply. Women started going to college and driving
bulldozers and carrying briefcases and using words like debenture. They didn't have time to have babies… Then young professional couples began to realize that their lives were missing something: a sense of stability, of companionship, of
responsibility for another life.
So they got Labrador retrievers.
A little later, they started having babies again,
mainly because of the tax advantages.