Demographic Winter


Three vignettes about Christmas and the Demographic Winter

Jennifer Roback Morse | 26 December 2012

We Baby Boomers rationalized having fewer kids by saying we were Saving the Earth.  As luck would have it, our ecological religion of smaller families allowed us higher incomes and consumption than we could have had any other way. But we didn’t think through the human reality of that trade-off. Smaller families, more adults living with roommates instead of with families, more loneliness.


Moscow to host first demographic summit in Moscow in June

Michael Cook | 05 April 2011
If there is any country in the world which ought to know the stupidity of yabbering about over-population, it is Russia. With a birth rate of about 1.2 and a decline of 6 million people over the past 20 years (12 million without immigration), Russia is in trouble. As Prime Minister Vladimir Putin puts it, "Without exaggeration, the central problem of contemporary Russia is demography, strengthening the family, [and] increasing the birth rate."
 
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