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Joining the Sandwich Generation requires valuable tool
Pamela Hayford - New Press, 27 August 2017. [28-08-2017]
The Sandwich Generation is that group of middle-age people who are still raising their kids but also taking care of a parent. The Pew Research Center gives it a broader determination: those who have any parent older than 65 and are still raising kids.
Hongkongers top life expectancy rankings worldwide
Julia Hollingsworth - South China Morning Post, 29 July 2017. [09-08-2017]
Hongkongers continue to have the highest life expectancy in the world, surpassing Japan’s men and women for the second consecutive year, according to the Japanese government.
Why do wealthier people have fewer children?
Parul Tewari - Nexus, 1 August 2017. [09-08-2017]
Even though in the last few decades there has been an increase in individual incomes, researchers have observed a negative correlation between the increased wealth and the number of children people choose to have.
Hungary reveals new ideas to increase birth numbers
Daily Mail, 25 May 2017. [28-05-2017]
At a conference on families, Hungary’s prime minister said the government will reduce mortgages for families with three or more children and build or renovate many nurseries to help boost the country’s birth rate, among other decisions that will make 2018 the year of families.
On International Day, UN honours midwives as family “partners for life”
UN, 5 May 2017. [06-05-2017]
The United Nations population agency urged governments and development partners to expand midwifery programmes and promote an environment where midwives can effectively serve the needs of women and their families, on the occasion of International Day of the Midwife.
New office in push for more babies set up in Taiwan
Xinhua, 12 April 2017. [18-04-2017]
Taiwan’s fertility rate has remained around 1.1 since 2005, far below the replacement rate of 2.1 to maintain a stable population. It even plunged to 0.89 in 2010, the world’s lowest that year.
How many kids is too many kids?
Lauren Apfel - The Week, 20 March 2017. [24-03-2017]
If larger families are being normalized (or seen as the province of the rich), other couples are more likely to set their sights on having them. If three children can become the new two, in other words, four might very well become as socially acceptable as three. And so on.
What not to say to couples who don't have children
Maria McHale - Irish Times, 22 March 2017. [22-03-2017]
One in six Irish couples is childfree involuntarily. Even family and friends make hurtful comments, they say. When you’re facing a lifetime living childfree against your wishes, you need guidance and support to accept and develop new dreams and a new life.
Baby blues - no EU nation will replace itself on current trend
Donal O’Donovan - The Independent, 14 March 2017. [15-03-2017]
Rich Europeans are having more babies than those in the poorest member states, with Sweden and the UK joining France and Ireland in having the highest fertility rates, while southern and eastern European countries are producing the fewest babies. Across Europe, no country is producing enough children to replace their parents.
10 Why Putin is paying women to have more children...
Marcel Theroux - The Telegraph, 10 March 2017. [15-03-2017]
It’s been clear to Russian policymakers for a while that their country is facing a demographic crisis. After the break up of the Soviet Union, the population of Russia shrank by up to 700,000 a year. Between 1992 and 2009, the country lost about six million people, or four per cent of its population.
11 What's the secret to long life? Have children, Swedish experts say
Lee Roden - The Local Sweden, 14 March 2017. [14-03-2017]
A new study by researchers at the Karolinska Institute medical university in Stockholm, looked at 1.4 million Swedes born between 1911 and 1925. The researchers calculated that at the age of 60, the remaining life expectancy of men without children could be projected as a further 18.4 years, while those who had kids could expect 20.2 years more.
12 Two-child policy needs multiple support
Stuart Gietel-Basten- China Daily, 9 March 2017. [10-03-2017]
In China, the government is considering giving “birth rewards and subsidies” to parents to encourage them to have a second child. This revolution in family planning policy –from restricting to encouraging childbearing– is remarkable in terms of both its speed and scope. It also shows how concerned the government is about the state of the country’s demography.
13 Japanese demography: desperately seeking young people
The Economist, 7 January 2017. [27-02-2017]
In the mid-1990s Japan had a smaller proportion of over-65s than Britain or Germany. Thanks to an ultra-low birth rate, admirable longevity and a stingy immigration policy, it is now by far the oldest country in the OECD. And senescence is spreading to new areas. Many rural Japanese villages have been old for years, because young people have left them for cities. Now the suburbs are greying, too.
14 Why your children may have to work until 71 in Germany
The Local, 30 November 2016. [30-11-2016]
Top economic advisers to the German government have estimated that children today will have to work until they are 71 years old for the pension system to properly function. They wrote in their yearly report presented at the beginning of the month that the age of retirement must be tied to life expectancy.
15 China is trying to diffuse its demographic time bomb
Jackie Cai and Adam Jourdan - Business Insider, 22 September 2016. [24-09-2016]
With China facing a demographic crisis of stalling birth rates and a fast-aging population, one city has taken a novel approach: a direct call to action aimed at young government officials to lead the way and have a second child.
16 Germany sees 'turning point' in birth rate decline
AFP, 24 September 2016. [24-09-2016]
Germany has halted a three-decade-long decline in its birth rate, with data showing that the trend has started to reverse, statisticians said on Friday.
17 Ireland: Nearly four in 10 births outside marriage
The Irish Times, 31 May 2016. [01-06-2016]
Last year saw a decline in the number of teenage pregnancies. There were 65,909 babies born in Ireland last year, according to new figures released by the Central Statistics Office and over a third were outside marriage.
18 Are families with lots of children religious?
Julie Zauzmer - The Washington Post, 31 May 2016. [01-06-2016]
For many parents in the US, their decision to have large families has nothing to do with God. They’re not Catholics who oppose contraception, Mormons who see it as a sacred duty to procreate, members of the Quiverfull movement or other evangelical schools of thought that encourage large broods.
19 Teenage marriage and parenthood in China
James Estrin - The New York Times, 28 March 2016. [28-03-2016]
After decades of China’s recently relaxed one-child policy and sex-selective abortions, teenage boys outnumber girls. Educated women often have difficulty finding suitable husbands and are stigmatized as “leftover women” if they fail to marry by the age of 27.
20 Women and children outnumber male refugees
Duncan Robinson - Financial Times, 20 January 2016. [21-01-2016]
Women and children now account for more than half of all refugees arriving in Greece, marking a gender shift at a time when some policymakers are fretting about the social risks posed by large concentrations of male immigrants.
21 China approves new child policy
Erin Banco - International Business Times, 27 December 2015. [28-12-2015]
The Chinese government ruled Sunday to allow all couples to have two children beginning next year. The move is a deviation from decades of a one-child policy that spurred a massive wave of international adoptions.
22 Vulnerability of families with children in Europe
Families and Societies, December 2017. [22-12-2017]
Facing all the uncertainties of future developments in different societal areas and given the different scenarios already developed in previous research, this research identified one key aspect, the vulnerability and the future of families with children in Europe.
23 Cross-mediterranean undocumented migration to Europe
Philippe Fargues - International Organization for Migration, 2017. [25-11-2017]
This report reviews available evidence on trans-Mediterranean irregular migration to Europe along various routes going back to the 1970s, particularly on the magnitude of the flows, the evolution of sea routes to Southern Europe, the characteristics of migrants, the extent to which one can separate between economic and forced movements, and mortality during the sea journey.
24 On the pace of fertility decline in sub-Saharan Africa
David Shapiro and Andrew Hinde - Demographic Research, November 2017. [15-11-2017]
Comparative pace of fertility decline in sub-Saharan Africa, relative to Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Northern Africa.
25 World Population Ageing 2017 Highlights
UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, October 2017. [17-10-2017]
This publication presents the highlights of the World Population Ageing 2017 report. It summarizes the key trends in population ageing drawn from the latest estimates and projections of population by age and sex.

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