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Old Apr 15 2017, 10:14 AM   #61
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Default Re: What is the tithe rate?

Sorcha was a baby. I was 23 when my mother had my youngest brother. And she was 21 when she had me. In three generations and 70 years one person has generated 53 or so - and that's with the benefit of contraceptives. None of the families at the grandchildren generation have more than four children, and at the great-grandchildren generation more than two. I'd expect most of the Pernese to start breeding younger than we do, and have more children. They would probably have much larger families, needing the extra hands for labour. I'd dispute a lower birth mortality rate though, because they don't have hi-tech hospitals. Without that at least two of the grandchildren and the spouse of one of the original children would've died in childbirth.
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