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26 Baby love
The Economist, 25 July 2015. [28-07-2015]
As populations age and shrink, governments wonder: who will pay taxes or look after the elderly? Creating lots of good, subsidised nurseries would signal that women can keep pursuing a career, if they want to, even after having children. That would be good for women, good for productivity and good for the public coffers.
27 China may allow two children "by end of the year"
Zhuang Pinghui - South China Morning Post, 23 July, 2015 [23-07-2015]
China’s family planning authorities said earlier this month they were acting swiftly on reforms to the one-child policy. An unnamed researcher said the National Health and Family Planning Commission could roll out a revised policy by the end of the year at the earliest to help the country cope with its greying population, China Business News reported. The Commission had said earlier this month that it was “wasting no time” working on the revised policy.
28 Economic uncertainty lowers childbearing intentions
Rudolf Richter - European Families, 7 July 2015. [14-07-2015]
Usually couples want to have children, but what is the right time for childbearing? When will the preferences for having children become more concrete intentions? A study of the FamiliesAndSocieties project looks at the short term childbearing intentions in ten European States. Data from the European Social Survey were used.
29 Bare branches, redundant males
The Economist, 18 April 2015. [22-04-2015]
Sex selection at birth is common in China and India. But until recently, Asia’s twin giants have not felt the effects of sexual imbalance in marriage. Now they are. The marriage squeeze is likely to last for decades, getting worse before it gets better. It will take the two countries with their combined population of 2.6 billion—a third of humanity—into uncharted territory.
30 More women aren't having children, survey finds
Victor Luckerson - Time, 7 April 2015. [11-04-2015]
Nearly half of women between the ages of 15 and 44 did not have kids in 2014, up from 46.5% in 2012 to 47.6% in 2014, according to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s Current Population Survey. The figure is the highest percentage since the Census Bureau started measuring it in 1976.
31 Indian couples choose to restrict size of their families
The Hindu, 5 March 2015. [05-03-2015]
While India’s poor sex ratio for children under the age of six is well-known, data released by the office of the Registrar-General of India on Monday gives an indication of the situation at the time of birth. Just under 2.1 crore children were born in 2010. However, the growth in the number of male children born was higher at 5.44 per cent, while the growth in the number of girls born was far lower at 4.69 per cent. The sex ratio at birth as a result was slightly worse in 2011 than it was in 2001.
32 Chinese officials call attention to baby
Associated Press, 29 January 2015. [31-01-2015]
For decades, most urban Chinese families could have only one child. Now, officials in China's biggest city are telling young couples: Please have more children. China's birth rate is among the lowest of developing countries, nearly four decades after the country restricted most urban couples to having one child.
33 Families with children "face income stagnation"
Judith Burns - BBC News, 19 January 2015. [19-01-2015]
Families with children are at greater risk than any other group in the UK of having less money than they need to live on, suggests a new analysis by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation. Analysis of the most recent figures suggested at least 8.1 million parents and children had incomes below what they needed, up by more than a third from 5.9 million in 2008-9.
34 Family planning in China - Enforcing with a smile
Shilipu - The Economist, 10 January 2015. [08-01-2015]
Enforcers of China’s one-child policy are trying a new, gentler approach, but changing habits could prove hard.
35 Bearing more children after the tsunami
Simone Pathe - PBS, 26 December 2014. [29-12-2014]
Natural disasters that increase child mortality also may cause aggregate fertility rates to rise. In ‘The Effects of Mortality on Fertility: Population Dynamics after a Natural Disaster’ the authors find a significant increase in aggregate fertility in their study area during the four years after the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, as indicated by a 0.7 increase in the total fertility rate over the expected rate.
36 The year having kids became a frivolous luxury
Jessica Grose - Slate, 22 December 2014. [24-12-2014]
I’ve noticed a depressing sentiment: Having children is now often framed as a frivolous lifestyle choice, as if it’s a decision that’s no different from moving to San Francisco or buying a motorcycle. If you choose to buy that Harley or have that baby, it’s on you, lady.
37 The world reshaped
John Parker - The Economist, 20 November 2014. [19-11-2014]
In 2015 demographers, teachers and politicians will stop talking about the population pyramid and start referring to the population dome. The change in terminology will reflect a profound shift in the shape and structure of societies—a shift that has been going on for 50 years and is only half complete.
38 Who will support people ageing without children?
Kirsty Woodard - The Guardian, 12 November 2014. [13-11-2014]
By 2030, 2 million people are predicted to be over 65 without adult children, according to a 2014 report. This represents a huge demographic shift: approximately a quarter of people will get older without ever having had children. It’s astonishing that such a shift in society has been almost completely ignored in ageing debates. So why has this issue lacked debate?
39 Women with children are more productive at work
Ylan Q. Mui - The Washington Post, 30 October 2014. [31-10-2014]
A recent study from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, which found that over the course of a 30-year career, mothers outperformed women without children at almost every stage of the game. In fact, mothers with at least two kids were the most productive of all.
40 Adults with children at home have greater joy
Dan Witters - Gallup, 20 October 2014. [21-10-2014]
American adults who have children younger than 18 at home are more likely than adults who don't live with children to say they smile or laugh a lot on any given day, 84.1% vs. 79.6%. At the same time, by an even greater margin —45.1% vs. 36.8%— adults with children at home also experience greater stress, according to the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index.
41 Decades of putting all eggs in one basket
Carlos Barria - Reuters, 6 October 2014. [06-10-2014]
China’s Communist Party leaders have praised their one-child policy for preventing the population from spiraling out of control, but critics say it has spawned decades of forced abortions, infanticide and child trafficking.
42 Recessions can postpone motherhood forever
Malcolm Ritter - ABC News, 29 September 2014. [03-10-2014]
A massive new study suggests that for some U.S. women, living through a recession can mean they will never have children. In fact, the authors project that among women who were in their early 20s in 2008 — early in the so-called "Great Recession" — about 151,000 will forgo having any children as a result, at least by age 40.
43 We must embrace the challenge of population ageing
Jane Falkingham - The Guardian, 10 September 2014. [11-09-2014]
With numbers of people aged 75 and over expected to double by 2040, society needs to adapt quickly. Moreover, we can be fairly sure that given improvements in life expectancy, about a third to a half of all children born in the UK in 2014 will survive to celebrate their 100th birthday.
44 40% of all humans will be African by 2100
Geoffrey York - The Globe and Mail, 12 August 2014. [14-08-2014]
A seismic shift in demographic trends is transforming the world into an increasingly African place, creating huge economic opportunities, as well as new risks for political instability and extreme poverty, a United Nations agency says.
45 World will have 13 'super-aged' nations by 2020
Sarah O’Connor - The Financial Times, 6 August 2014. [07-08-2014]
Moody’s, the rating agency, says that the number of “super-aged” countries – where more than one in five of the population is 65 or older – would reach 13 in 2020 and 34 in 2030, according to a report that warns of ageing populations becoming a drag on global economic growth.
46 How The Millennials May Save America
Quoctrung Bui - Planet Money, 14 July 2014. [15-07-2014]
Millennials are the most populous generation in America. From a demographic perspective, this is very good news for the nation. It means the U.S. has a wave of people just entering the workforce, whose tax dollars (hopefully) will support the retirement of the baby boomers.
47 Half Of The World's Population Lives In These 6 Countries
Christina Sterbenz - Business Insider, 11 July 2014. [12-07-2014]
The world population has reached 7.2 billion, according to data from the United Nations, which celebrates World Population Day today, July 11. The numbers rose from just 2.5 billion in 1950. But half of those 7.2 billion people live in only six countries: the United States, Brazil, Pakistan, India, China, and Indonesia.
48 Actually, the nuclear family is on the decline in India
John Samuel Raja D - Quartz, 2 July 2014. [02-07-2014]
The theory was that the demographic shift would create more nuclear families, typically defined as a household with a single married couple, living alone or with their kids.
49 In much of Japan, population will halve by 2050
The Japan Times, 27 June 2014. [28-06-2014]
The ministry proposed creating regional centers in which major medical, commercial and administrative facilities will be concentrated in a small area.
50 Tax the childless to help parents
The New York Times, 4 April 2014. [04-04-2014]
Does it make sense for people without children to subsidize tax breaks for those bearing the costs of being parents?
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