Shannon Roberts

Shannon Roberts is co-editor of MercatorNet’s blog on population issues, Demography is Destiny.  While she has a background as a barrister, writing has been a life-long passion and she has contributed to a range of publications. 

She has regularly written on demographic issues for almost a decade, and her writing informs both academic teaching and international debate. 

Shannon balances her writing with her other passion - her family.  She has three beautiful children and lives in Auckland, New Zealand.



Time is ticking for Europe
18 Jan 2020 | DEMOGRAPHY IS DESTINY |  
tags: demography, Europe, fertility, population decline
The continent can no longer offset population decline.


It was a decade of disappearing youth for the United States
6 Jan 2020 | DEMOGRAPHY IS DESTINY |  
tags: 2020's, demography, family, fertility, United States
We can make the 2020s a turning point if we identify the root causes.


France enters 6th day of pension strikes
11 Dec 2019 | DEMOGRAPHY IS DESTINY |  
tags: ageing population, demography, fertility, France, Macron, pension plans, retirement
What's all the disruption about?


U.S fertility fell for the fourth year in a row
5 Dec 2019 | DEMOGRAPHY IS DESTINY |  
tags: demography, fertility, United States
A historian asks: "Are we doomed to a slow comfortable death?"


‘The conversation around reproduction can and should take on some of the urgency of the climate change debate’
22 Nov 2019 | DEMOGRAPHY IS DESTINY |  
tags: America, Australia, demography, fertility, motherhood, population
Could we freeze our careers, instead of our eggs?


Is Africa as populous as we think?
13 Nov 2019 | DEMOGRAPHY IS DESTINY |  
tags: census, demography, Kenya, population
Census data isn't always reliable.


Maternity retailer files for bankruptcy
1 Nov 2019 | DEMOGRAPHY IS DESTINY |  
tags: demography, economy, fertility, population decline
Could it be a sign of things to come?


Should parents be paid?
25 Oct 2019 | DEMOGRAPHY IS DESTINY |  
tags: demography, fertility, parenthood, work
Some are calling for them to be.


What is to become of the Balkans?
17 Oct 2019 | DEMOGRAPHY IS DESTINY |  
tags: demography, emigration, fertility, the Balkans
It is in “critical demographic decline”


The USA could be in population decline sooner than was previously thought
9 Oct 2019 | DEMOGRAPHY IS DESTINY |  
tags: demography, economy, population decline, retirement, United States
That has huge implications.


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