Pay parents? Subsidise childcare? Longer maternity leave?
Here is concise summary of the gloomy future forecast by some demographers:“Within the next quarter century true depopulation — a persistent long-run excess of deaths over births — will manifest itself in nearly all...
Women have to be wary of solutions to
the ageing crisis which would limit reproductive rights. This, at any
rate, is the theme of a new book by journalist Michelle Goldberg, The
Means of Reproduction: Sex, Power and the Future of the World.
The problem, as she sees it, is that the obvious solution to
increasing birth rates is for women to have more babies. But this
could wind back the clock on issues like abortion, women in the
workforce, and so on.