Births


Every birth and death in the world in front of your eyes

Marcus Roberts | 17 December 2013
Thanks to a nifty little graphic from the Atlantic.

White Deaths Outnumber Births in America

Shannon Roberts | 19 June 2013
A new milestone in the gradual decline of white people in America occurred this week. The number of non-Hispanic white deaths outnumbered births for the first time. Significantly, several demographers have said that they are not aware of another time in American history when the dominant racial group in America has shrunk in this way, even taking into account such events as the depression and the two world wars last century.

A New Royal

Shannon Roberts | 05 December 2012
It appears that there will soon be another Royal addition to the world with the much anticipated news that the Duchess of Cambridge is expecting a baby. According to the BBC, one historian reported it as being the first "duty and ambition" of someone in Kate’s position to produce an heir because “marriages and births are crucial to the very survival of the ancient institution” which is the Royal family.

New Zealand Marriages; US Births

Marcus Roberts | 20 June 2011
The marriage rate in NZ has dropped, while the Demographic Institute has accurately predicted the number of births in the US in 2010.
 

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. 


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