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Is Single Occupancy Vandalising the Environment?

Joanna Roughton | 04 April 2014 | FAMILY EDGE |
tags: demography, environment, living alone

Fewer siblings changes personality

Shannon Roberts | 26 January 2014 | FAMILY EDGE |
tags: birth order, demography, family structure

Japan - Where did the children go?

Marcus Roberts | 22 May 2013 | FAMILY EDGE |
tags: birthrate, demography, Japan
The number of Japanese under the age of 15 has hit (another) record low.

The fallacy of a happy, productive and ageing work force

Denyse O'Leary | 16 May 2013 | FEATURES |
tags: ageing population, demography, workforce
Glib answers will not conjure away the hard, cold fact that workers everywhere are getting older and older.

The Orthodox Will Inherit the Earth (Or at least their Children Will)

Marcus Roberts | 03 May 2013 | FAMILY EDGE |
tags: Christianity, demography
In a recent issue of Time magazine (at least the online version) Mary Eberstadt made the claim that “In the War Over Christianity, Orthodoxy is Winning”.

Is the one-child policy spoiling China’s children?

Michael Cook | 12 April 2013 | FEATURES |
tags: China, demography, one-child policy
Research confirms all the cliches about "little emperors", the children of parents who were forced to stop at one.

Why is Europe committing demographic suicide?

Carolyn Moynihan | 11 April 2013 | FEATURES |
tags: birth dearth, birth rates, demographic winter, demography
Frankly, not even the experts have the faintest idea.

A continent which loves life

Michael Cook | 03 April 2013 | HARAMBEE |
tags: demography, fertility, large families

What to Expect When No One’s Expecting

Jennifer Roback Morse | 19 March 2013 | FEATURES |
tags: book reviews, demography
At last, a book on demography that talks about its relation to sexual culture.

The myth of disappearing Lebanese Christians

Michael Cook | 20 February 2013 | FEATURES |
tags: demography, Lebanon
A bombshell report shows that Christians are making a demographic comeback in Lebanon because of tumbling Muslim birth rates.

China: hoping for real change

Constance Kong | 19 November 2012 | FEATURES |
tags: China, Communist Party, demography, economic crisis
There has been a changing of the guard at headquarters, but entrenched interests are still well guarded.

What’s really wrong with the economies: the baby dearth

Carolyn Moynihan | 11 October 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |
tags: demography, economic crisis, marriage
One way to think about the Great Recession is like a great pause button.

Going extinct is no fun

Michael Cook | 13 August 2012 | FEATURES |
tags: demography, fertility, Singapore
The founder of Singapore looks on with dismay as his country heads into the sunset.

US Centenarians - Not as Common as Once Thought

Marcus Roberts | 08 February 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |
tags: centenarians, demography, elderly, Gompertz law
New research has overturned the assumption that mortality rates flatten out above the age of 80.

Love and nationality

Carolyn Moynihan | 15 November 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |
tags: demography, international relations, marriage
There can be few extended families today where someone has not married a spouse of a different nationality. In a globalised world, where people go abroad to study, find work, take holidays or to settle, international marriages are increasingly common and are drawing countries closer together.

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