Will we all be African one day soon?
By the end of this century 40% of all humans will be African - a radical demographic change.
Niger: the most fertile nation on earth
But why do Nigeriens continue to have children when the country cannot feed itself?
Why you shouldn’t take alarmist population predictions seriously
Four surprising facts about population which mean that human beings are not fated to ecological disaster
The dependent generation
New stats show that European young adults are struggling to become independent
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.
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.