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.



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.


“It should not be this hard to raise a family”
3 Oct 2019 | DEMOGRAPHY IS DESTINY |  
tags: America, demography, fertility, parental leave
So why is it?


Middle-aged men are part of the loneliness epidemic too
28 Sep 2019 | DEMOGRAPHY IS DESTINY |  
tags: demography, family, fertility, loneliness, United Kingdom
A lack of family must be a contributing factor


Don’t forget history when acting today
21 Sep 2019 | DEMOGRAPHY IS DESTINY |  
tags: China, human dignity, India, population control
Human inclination doesn't change.


America’s opioid epidemic is affecting the next generation
13 Sep 2019 | DEMOGRAPHY IS DESTINY |  
tags: demography, health, opioid epidemic
A baby suffering from opioid withdrawal is born every 15 minutes.


There hasn’t been a boy born in this Polish town for a decade
10 Sep 2019 | DEMOGRAPHY IS DESTINY |  
tags: demography, fertility, Poland
Now the mayor is offering a reward.


There are more elderly homeless people than ever before
4 Sep 2019 | DEMOGRAPHY IS DESTINY |  
tags: aging population, health, homelessness, human dignity, United States
The world confronts a growing problem.


Encouraging inter-generational living is a cure for loneliness
1 Sep 2019 | DEMOGRAPHY IS DESTINY |  
tags: aging population, China, elderly, loneliness, United States
The elderly are an untapped resource - and so are the young.


There are millions of missing girls in India
24 Aug 2019 | DEMOGRAPHY IS DESTINY |  
tags: abortion, demography, family size, fertilty, India, sex selection
When feminism goes wrong.


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