How do you measure up?
The latest positive U.S. family statistics.
Four demographic reasons why.
The trend is largely due to higher immigrant births.
More people are anxious than ever before.
Behind the election rhetoric Mexican immigration is negative.
Less individualism could explain it.
One reason why birth rates are not recovering post-recession.
Most US immigrants now come from Asia, not Mexico.
It seems not - sisters doing their bit to push up fertility rates in New York.
How many are in your community?
Life in a large family is now beyond the realm of most people's knowledge.
It will be larger, older and more diverse.
Experts are perplexed.
Are pets a good substitute for actual children?
A new milestone in the gradual decline of white people in America occurred this week. The number of non-Hispanic white deaths outnumbered births for the first time. Significantly, several demographers have said that they are not aware of another time in American history when the dominant racial group in America has shrunk in this way, even taking into account such events as the depression and the two world wars last century.
Russian President Vladimir Putin upset a lot of Americans with his December 28 (feast of the Holy Innocents) ban on adoptions to the US -- at the same time ordering his government to take a range of steps to make it easier for Russians to adopt orphans.
The United States had been one of the few developed countries to maintain fertility rates at close to replacement level. However, the average number of births per woman there is projected to fall to 1.87 this year and 1.86 next year according to consulting firm Demographic Intelligence. Surprisingly, it is now below that of even the British and the French (both at 2.0). The rates are a 25 year low and, sadly, seem in some part to be due to the recession and a rising cost of living and having children.
A New York Times blogger raises interesting questions this week about the effect on us all of the growing socioeconomic divide between parents. That is, more and more educated, well off woman will just be becoming mothers as their less well off, less educated peers are becoming grandmothers.
The United States is arguably still the world’s greatest super power. Yet, just who makes up that superpower is changing. White people, excluding Latinos, are expected to see their influence and numbers diminish from a 70% share of the population today to a bare majority by 2050.
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