Shengnu women and boyfriends for rent

Marcus Roberts | 26 February 2015
A baleful mix of societal pressure, gender imbalance, and the one child policy.

Mo Yan, Frogs, and the one child policy

Marcus Roberts | 19 February 2015
The Nobel Prize winning author's novel on the barbaric one child policy.

Why aren’t Chinese couples keen to have more children?

Marcus Roberts | 06 February 2015
Because of money, practicalities and years of government propaganda.

Chinese journalist shocked at conditions for elderly

Shannon Roberts | 28 October 2014
What more can be done by governments around the world?

More Males, Fewer Jobs

Marcus Roberts | 06 October 2014
Bloomberg discusses the economic effects of global demographic change.

Chinese advice on how to control population growth

Marcus Roberts | 26 September 2014
We can assume it won't be good for either mothers or babies.

What you can tell about a country’s future by looking at its gender balance

Prabir Bhattacharya | 29 August 2014
In India and China, the problem is missing girls. In Russia it is the missing men.

China’s (pet) population rising fast

Shannon Roberts | 25 August 2014
Are pets a good substitute for actual children?

Chinese state theology

Marcus Roberts | 13 August 2014
The Chinese Government tries to control what Christianity really means...

Chinese ‘baby boom’ yet to materialise

Shannon Roberts | 03 August 2014
So far the relaxation of the one child policy has changed little.

Human Trafficking to China

Marcus Roberts | 13 July 2014
Women lose out when there is a surfeit of men.

A limit to Chinese “supercities”

Marcus Roberts | 10 June 2014
The Chinese Government is trying to make it harder to move to large cities.

Millions of “Leftover Women” in China

Marcus Roberts | 13 May 2014
Is it any surprise that Chinese women suffer social inequality with the one-child policy in place?

China on track to be world’s largest Christian nation

Marcus Roberts | 29 April 2014
By 2030, it could have more faithful than Mexico, Brazil or the US.

Are we ready for the “grey tsunami”?

Marcus Roberts | 22 April 2014
The Lancet suggests that the UK, the USA and China are not ready.

After Crimea: is ethnicity the new World Order?

Marcus Roberts | 24 March 2014
Protecting fellow Russians? What about fellow Chinese?

A father’s love…

Marcus Roberts | 18 March 2014
A touching story about sacrifice by one man for his son.

The One Child Policy Revisited

Marcus Roberts | 09 February 2014
Is the one child policy simply the worst policy ever conceived in the history of the world?

One child changes: No effect?

Marcus Roberts | 19 December 2013
What demographic effect will changes to the one child policy have?

The social cost of no siblings

Shannon Roberts | 04 December 2013
Researchers are coming to realise the wide-ranging effects of a generation without siblings.

Page 1 of 4 :  1 2 3 >  Last ›


Welcome to Demography Is Destiny. We launched this to counter two media memes: that humans are a cancer which is destroying our planet and that world population is spiralling to unsustainable levels. The real story is that intelligent and inventive human will rise to the challenge of climate change and that our real problem is the coming demographic winter. The editors of Demography is Destiny are Marcus and Shannon Roberts, who live in Auckland, New Zealand. Send them your comments and suggestions. 

rss Demography RSS feed

Follow MercatorNet
subscribe to newsletter
Sections and Blogs
Family Edge
Sheila Reports
Reading Matters
Demography Is Destiny
Conniptions (the editorial)
our ideals
our People
Mercator who?
partner sites
audited accounts
advice for writers
New Media Foundation
Suite 12A, Level 2
5 George Street
North Strathfield NSW 2137
+61 2 8005 8605
skype: mercatornet
© New Media Foundation 2015 | powered by Encyclomedia | designed by Elleston