More governments are worried about fertility rates
The developed world is not reproducing at the rate necessary to ensure the replacement of generations.
We’ll take your children while you make some more
Seven daycare centres in Denmark are trying to help the country's low birthrate.
Israeli demography numbers: not what you’d expect!
Israel's Jewish population is becoming more fertile than its Arab population.
“The Global Spread of Fertility Decline”
The idea of depopulation is gianing more traction.
USA’s Population Crisis: Hogwash?
A recent opinion piece in the NYTimes tries to tell us that the USA has no fertility crisis.
Family friendly policies the answer to demographic woes?
This week I recommend you to an interesting interview conducted by John Rosen on the Wall Street Journal website with the author of a new book called “What to expect when no one’s expecting”. You can find it here. The author, Jonathan Last, succinctly summarises many of the challenges facing the world as a result of low birth rates. We only have to look like countries like Greece to see that we can’t afford entitlements, for example, without a young working population paying taxes.
The Muslim World and Contraception
A study of fertility rates in the Muslim world suggests contraceptive use isn't the reason for fertility declines.
Dramatic Fertility Decline in Muslim World
The Muslim world is catching up to the West in terms of fertility rates.
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Republican presidential candidate,
Sir Andrew Green,
Moscow Demographic Summit 2011,
Ministry of Social Development,
Year of the Dragon,