US Centenarians - Not as Common as Once Thought

Marcus Roberts | 08 February 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: centenarians, demography, elderly, Gompertz law
New research has overturned the assumption that mortality rates flatten out above the age of 80.

Love and nationality

Carolyn Moynihan | 15 November 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: demography, international relations, marriage
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.

After 7 billion

Michael Cook | 31 October 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: demography, population aging
Demographic denialists are ignoring the perils of an ageing population.

Why America might pull through the demographic collapse

Denyse O'Leary | 31 October 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: demography, population, United States
it is mainly religious people who raise children, and more women in America are religious.

Bad shot: when will WHO warn women about the contraceptive jab?

Carolyn Moynihan | 28 October 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: Africa, contraception, demography, HIVAIDS, WHO
The latest strong evidence that hormonal contraception is linked with AIDS finds experts still dallying.

Why Islam is in as much trouble as the West

| 24 October 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: demography, Islam, population
Many countries in the Muslim world, including Iran, are also in demographic freefall.

Past our peak

Danny Dorling | 20 October 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: demography, migration, population decline
An open borders advocate finds encouragement in the likelihood of world population declining.

How many people is too many?

Dermot Grenham | 13 September 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: demography, United Nations
The latest projections from the United Nations show that there could be 10 billion people on the planet by 2100.

Asian marriage in trouble

Carolyn Moynihan | 24 August 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: Asia, demography, family values
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.

Getting old – the Reason for Our Economic Malaise?

Marcus Roberts | 08 August 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: China, demography, economics, India, Russia, United States
Chrystia Freeland presents an argument why demography is the answer to our economic woes.

Where an ageing population is not a problem

Chinwuba Iyizoba | 24 May 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: demography, Nigeria
Nigeria could have 725 million people by 2100. This is great news and a great opportunity, says a Nigerian engineer.

With so much shopping to do, who has time for kids?

Michael Cook | 13 May 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: demography, fertility
Some countries may be caught in a low-fertility trap which dooms them to declining populations.

Europe for Families, Families for Europe

Vincenzina Santoro | 19 April 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: demography, Europe
The most recent figures show an uptick in European birth rates. Is this a sign of renewed vitality in the Old World?

Economist dad talks down the price of parenting

Carolyn Moynihan | 08 April 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: demography, parenting
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.

The science of population projections

Michael Cook | 29 March 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: demography, YouTube
The Population Reference Bureau takes a dim view of large families and favours contraception and so on, but it does produce excellent material about how to interpret demographic information. In this video well-known demographer Carl Haub goes through the assumptions behind population projections. It’s well worth viewing.

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