Big Ups for Briggy Hall
Marcus Roberts | 29 May 2012
A new project in Phillipines is helping the people set up their own food businesses - a much better way of alleviating poverty than population control.
The “biggest best story in development”
Shannon Buckley | 27 May 2012
This month The Economist reports that Africa is currently experiencing significant falls in child mortality rates across the continent. Fantastic demographic news. In fact Michael Clemens of the Centre for Global Development names it “the biggest, best story in development”.
The Rhema Project
Marcus Roberts | 25 May 2012
The Rhema Project is an NGO doing wonderful things to combat gendercide in India.
A more religious future?
Marcus Roberts | 24 May 2012
Thanks to demography, the 21st century will see a rise in religious belief throughout the world.
Mexicans are no longer throwing themselves at the fence
Marcus Roberts | 18 May 2012
The melting pot of the USA is continuing to bubble away.
A New American Dream?
Shannon Buckley | 18 May 2012
The United States is arguably still the world’s greatest super power. Yet, just who makes up that superpower is changing. White people, excluding Latinos, are expected to see their influence and numbers diminish from a 70% share of the population today to a bare majority by 2050.
Bollywood and gendercide in India
Marcus Roberts | 16 May 2012
A Bollywood actor uses his reality TV show to highlight gendercide in India.
Parents no longer destined for depression
Shannon Buckley | 13 May 2012
Two new studies presented at the Population Association of America’s annual meeting have found that parents are happier than their childless counterparts, making previous research to the contrary questionable. Could the immeasurable love you feel for your children outweigh the sleepless nights, endless washing and nights in after all?
Satire, only funny if based upon truth
Marcus Roberts | 11 May 2012
The Onion writes about population control - why is it funny?
New Zealand’s new birth control plan for female beneficiaries labelled “intrusive”
Shannon Buckley | 08 May 2012
The New Zealand government hopes to reduce beneficiaries by offering those on benefits and their children free long acting contraception such as long term contraceptive injections, implants and intra-uterine devices. Many consider this is tantamount to the government getting involved in women’s reproductive rights and worry that women will be bullied into short term sterilisation. It certainly sends a strong message that New Zealand doesn’t want people on benefits having children.
Baby Flesh - now available in capsule form!
Marcus Roberts | 08 May 2012
The South Korean Government is trying to stamp out the importation of baby-flesh capsules from China.
More Educated Women opting to have Families
Shannon Buckley | 05 May 2012
For the first time a recent study has found that a greater number of highly educated women in their late 30’s and 40’s in the United States are deciding to have children, something that Newswise describes as ‘a dramatic turnaround from recent history’ in an interesting article based on a new study by Ohio University (reported here in the Journal of Population Economics). In fact, fertility increased at almost all ages since the late 1990s or 2000 across all groups of women studied.
Yet more reasons for China to change course
Marcus Roberts | 02 May 2012
Chinese demographic numbers - it is time to end this horrific one child policy.
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