birth rates

China set to fall behind in the economic race

Shannon Buckley | 25 April 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: birth rates, China, economics
Many are predicting that China’s economy is set to take over the world. According to the IMF China will overtake America as the world’s largest economy in 2017. However, before we start looking to China as the next world superpower, the country’s dire demographic outlook needs to be taken account of. It will almost certainly hold the country back. Yet, despite this, unnatural government restrictions on childbirth persist.

The Population Summit in Moscow Revisited

Marcus Roberts | 14 September 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: birth rates, Moscow Demographic Summit 2011, Russia
A video from the Population Research Institute about the Population Summit in Moscow back in June.

Population Decline and the Recession

Marcus Roberts | 19 July 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: birth rates, recession, Vatican
Vatican economist discusses the link between low birthrates and economic meltdown.

Someone at the UN is not going to be happy…

Marcus Roberts | 18 May 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: adoption, birth rates, Germany, IVF, UN
Germany is planning to increase its funding of IVF.

Japan’s Earthquake and the Politics of Demography

Marcus Roberts | 05 May 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: birth rates, earthquake, Japan, subsidy
Japan is scaling back its child-subsidy program after the March earthquake and tsunami.

Putin Aims to Increase Russian Life Expectancy and Birth Rates

Marcus Roberts | 02 May 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: birth rates, Census, Russia, Vladimir Putin
Putin outlines spending plans on "demographic projects" in a speech to the State Duma.

Germany’s demographic gloom

Carolyn Moynihan | 27 May 2010 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: birth rates, Germany, population decline
Germany is struggling to solve its population and demographic crisis, reporting that last year births dropped by 30,000 and there was a net loss of 13,000 people through migration.

Australia’s population booms

Carolyn Moynihan | 30 September 2009 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: Australia, birth rates, immigration
Last week, as the Australian Bureau of Statistics announced a 2 per cent leap (439,000 people) in the country’s population in the year to March, a huge dust storm blew in from the arid interior to blanket much of Eastern Australia. Are the two things connected?

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