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What everyone can learn from parents of big families
Laura Vanderkam - The New York Times, 9 January 2020. [12-01-2020]
An example of how, when you’re parenting at scale, keeping things simple is key.
Japanese, Korean birth rates drop in 2019
Andrew Salmon - Asia News, 27 December 2019. [27-12-2019]
With Northeast Asia leading, demographics plummet across the industrialized world.
China needs more children — So why punish those who have them?
The Economist, 5 December 2019. [08-12-2019]
The bullying mindset of officials is deeply entrenched and dangerous for the country.
Is two-child policy a realistic goal in India?
Prabhash K. Dutta - India Today, 23 October 2019. [24-10-2019]
India had its family planning policy in place before the first Lok Sabha was sworn in. Still, the government’s goal is anything but achieved.
It’s a national crisis: UK’s birth rate is falling dramatically
The Conversation, 14 August 2019. [29-08-2019]
The birth rate in England and Wales is now the lowest it has ever been since records began. With an increasingly ageing population, and Brexit due to impact on the number of non-British workers in the employment market, the UK is facing a population crisis.
The real reason there aren’t more kids in cities in the US
Alissa Walker - Curbed, 19 July 2019. [20-07-2019]
Families are not leaving cities, they are getting left behind. We need to create places in which families can access a more community-based lifestyle, and not have to pay for every bit of child care, every bit of exercise, and every bit of schooling their children need.
Access to contraception not ‘silver bullet’ to stem population growth in Africa
University of Bath, 18 July 2019. [20-07-2019]
The population of sub-Saharan Africa is set to double by 2050, yet a new study challenges a common misconception that this is caused solely by inadequate family planning.
Households with children in the EU
Eurostat, 1 June 2019. [02-06-2019]
In 2018, there were 223 million households in the European Union. Almost one third (65 million) of these households had children living in them.
What number of kids makes parents happiest?
Joe Pinsker - The Atlantic, 3 May 2019. [07-05-2019]
Are many parents making parenting unnecessarily dreadful, so they should consider having more kids, because kids can be fun and fulfilling?
10 Not enough babies? Not enough state support for families
Phillip Inman - The Observer, 13 April 2019. [14-04-2019]
When governments withdraw from child-friendly policies, their citizens are, unsurprisingly, more reluctant to procreate.
11 Malaysians find it’s too expensive to raise a child now
The Star, 11 September 2018. [15-09-2018]
Many point to women’s entry into the workforce and delayed pregnancy as being key drivers of Malaysia’s falling fertility rate, but young Malaysians are citing the high cost of living and work commitment as the real reason for it.
12 Americans are having fewer babies — they told us why
Claire Cain Miller - The New York Times, 5 July 2018. [07-07-2018]
Women have more options, but a new poll also shows that financial insecurity is altering a generation’s choices.
13 Americans, in theory, think larger families are ideal
Lydia Saad - Gallup, 6 July 2018. [07-07-2018]
Despite declining US birth rates since the 2007-2009 recession, Americans’ views on ideal family size are moving in the other direction.
14 Rising amount of two-child Estonian families adding a third to the brood
Andrew Whyte - ERR Uudised, 31 May 2018. [31-05-2018]
According to analysis by Statistics Estonia, there has been a significant rise in the number of two-child families who have added a third baby to the family over the last couple of years.
15 Are family policy reforms to thank for Germany’s rising birth rates?
Deutsche Welle, 28 March 2018. [01-04-2018]
Germany’s low birth rate worried politicians for decades, and now the country has recorded its highest fertility rates since 1973.
16 America's decreasing fertility could spell trouble
Sabrina Perry - The Courier, 13 July 2016. [14-07-2016]
Decreasing fertility rates in developed countries such as the U.S. might struggle economically in the future.
17 Is it good for children to have lots of siblings?
Linda Blair - The Telegraph, 6 June 2016. [08-06-2016]
All parents hope their children will grow up equipped with the skills that will allow them the best chance to be happy and reach their potential. How can each family size best achieve this?
18 What is the correct number of children to have?
Dean Burnett - The Guardian, 26 November 2015. [26-11-2015]
Given how so many people have such strong views on children and parenting, someone’s going to find fault in your decisions no matter what they are, no matter how irrelevant their arguments may be. All you can really do is put up with it, even though it’s hard to think of something that is so fundamentally “your business”.
19 Link between firstborn and family giving
Jill Sheridan - WFYI Indianapolis, 12 November 2015. [13-11-2015]
A new report from the Women’s Philanthropy Institute at the IU Lilly Family School of Philanthropy finds that a family’s giving is affected by the sex of their firstborn child. The study, which is the first of its kind, finds that the sex of the firstborn affects the likelihood, amount and type of charitable giving that parents will engage in.
20 Demographics spell trouble for China and Russia
Rob Preston - Forbes, 3 November 2015. [08-11-2015]
One of the world’s leading political economists and demographers brought lots of data and research to his world population outlook. And one of his assertions was immediately validated by breaking news, as China announced that it would end its decades-old “one-child” policy, a tacit acknowledgement that the country’s aging population threatens its economic rise.
21 UK: The truth about fertility
Madlen Davies - Daily Mail, 4 November 2015. [08-11-2015]
This week a report revealed thousands of women are delaying having children for fear of not being a ‘perfect mother’ or because they haven’t found Mr Right. The pressure of juggling a career and family life was putting them off trying to conceive. Some worried about being labelled as a ‘part-time’ mother if they worked, or said they feared it would be ‘impossible’ to meet the expectations of their in-laws, friends and colleagues.
22 China lifts one-child policy
Simon Denyer - Washington Post, 29 October 2015. [29-10-2015]
China said it would abandon its controversial ‘one-child policy’ on Thursday and allow all couples to have two children, pulling back from the biggest experiment in modern population. The move, which came after a meeting of the Communist Party leadership, reflected rising concerns over a rapidly aging population and potential labor shortages that would put immense strains on the economy in the years ahead.
23 For first time, Canadian seniors outnumber children
Michael Chen - The Globe and Mail, 29 September 2015. [29-09-2015]
Senior citizens outnumbered children for the first time across the country, according to a Statistics Canada report released Tuesday. On July 1, 2015, people 65 and older made up 16.1 per cent of the Canadian population, slightly surpassing the 16 per cent who were 14 and younger. Of 35,851,800 Canadians, there are 5,780,900 seniors and 5,749,400 children, according to preliminary estimates.
24 Unintended and imperfect children aren't unwanted
Jessica Cole - The Federalist, 24 September 2015. [24-09-2015]
Life will always be a struggle in one way or another. No matter the length of the journey, we all have an appointment with death in the end, and we will all experience some measure of sorrow and pain along the way. We cannot save ourselves or our children from this fate. But we can provide a chance—a chance to fight, a chance to grow, a chance to experience laughter and love. Is that not a chance every child deserves?
25 Migration in Europe: looking for a home
The Economist, 29 August 2015. [28-08-2015]
Most EU countries will soon start receiving asylum-seekers from Italy and Greece, the main entry-points for illegal migrants. Many residents, particularly in Europe’s eastern half, resent this intrusion. Yet Europe’s migrant crisis has seemingly outgrown national responses. Not since the second world war has the continent faced refugee flows of such complexity and scale.

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