Is conspicuous consumption the cause of plummeting birth rates?
Michael Cook | Apr 5 2016 | comment  
Keeping up with the Joneses may be the cause of a global fertility decline

What’s really wrong with the economies: the baby dearth
Carolyn Moynihan | Oct 11 2012 | comment  
One way to think about the Great Recession is like a great pause button.

Love and nationality
Carolyn Moynihan | Nov 15 2011 | comment  
There can be few extended families today where someone has not married a spouse of a different nationality. In a globalised world, where people go abroad to study, find work, take holidays or to settle, international marriages are increasingly common and are drawing countries closer together.

Asian marriage in trouble
Carolyn Moynihan | Aug 24 2011 | comment  
Asian marriage is in the news, with The Economist reporting on “the flight from marriage” in that part of the world and the London Telegraph noting the materialism which is delaying marriages in China.

Economist dad talks down the price of parenting
Carolyn Moynihan | Apr 8 2011 | comment  
A book called “Selfish Reasons to Have More Kids” sends a mixed message, and the American author’s ideas are a mixed bag. But he has some good ones.

Barcelona: the demographic games
Carolyn Moynihan | Mar 24 2010 | comment  
Sorry for the long gap in posts on this blog but following the two-day conference on demography that I attended in Barcelona on the 12th and 13th of March, I was travelling for another week with little access to the internet. Barcelona is an impressive city and the conference equally so. I set out from my homely base in the South Pacific with some preconceptions which were quickly blown apart.
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