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  • Italy is Dying: Country’s Birth Rate Drops to its Lowest Level in History

    02/22/2020 5:20:41 PM PST · by marshmallow · 103 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 2/20/20 | Dorothy Cummings McLean
    The shrinking population affects the 'very existence of our country,' President Sergio Mattarella warns.ROME, Italy, February 20, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) ― Italy welcomed its smallest number of newborns in 2019, leading its president to foretell the country’s doom. “This is a problem that concerns the very existence of our country,” said Sergio Mattarella, 78. “The fabric of our country is weakening, and everything must be done to counter this phenomenon.” According to Italy’s national statistics agency, ISTAT, there were only 435,000 births in Italy last year, the lowest number ever recorded in the country, compared with 647,000 deaths. The number of...
  • How Chinese officials inflated the nation’s birth rate and population size for 2019

    02/01/2020 6:34:10 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | 01/28/2020 | Yi Fuxian
    China’s official demographic data in 2019 has seriously overestimated the country’s actual birth rate and population size, a grave mistake that will lead to disastrous policymaking if leaders blindly take these numbers as fact. My estimates show that China’s actual population size should be 1.279 billion at the end of 2019, or 121 million fewer than the officially stated 1.4 billion. The actual number of births in China last year should be about 10 million instead of 14.65 million, as reported by the National Bureau of Statistics. It doesn’t require rocket science to see the absurdity of China’s official demographic...
  • Empty Egg Carton: Why have western women stopped having babies? - (Paul Joseph Watson)

    01/29/2020 10:46:28 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 95 replies
    Youtube ^ | Jan 28, 2020 | Paul Joseph Watson
    Empty Egg Carton: Why have western women stopped having babies? 22 min. video: Empty Egg Carton: Why have western women stopped having babies?
  • In China, Birthrate Falls To Lowest Level In 70 Years

    01/17/2020 10:00:14 AM PST · by Zhang Fei · 15 replies
    National Public Radio ^ | January 17, 20207:17 AM ET | Scott Neuman
    New birthrate figures show that China has so far failed to reverse the effects of its longtime one-child policy — a change that policymakers say is necessary to forestall the long-term economic consequences of an aging and shrinking population. The National Bureau of Statistics of China released the new data on Friday, the same day it announced that the country's GDP growth has fallen to its lowest level in nearly 30 years. Last year, there were 10.48 births per 1,000 people, the lowest birthrate since 1949, the year the People's Republic of China was founded. The number was down from...
  • The real story behind US abortion decline: No, It's Not Because of Better Contraception

    10/01/2019 7:56:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/01/2019 | Michael J. New
    The Guttmacher Institute released updated U.S. abortion data for 2017 showing that America’s abortion decline continues. Overall, the U.S. abortion rate fell by approximately 20 percent between 2011 and 2017. Furthermore, the decline was widespread, with 45 of 50 U.S. states reporting declining rates.Considering the salience of abortion as a public policy issue this year, it is unsurprising that Guttmacher’s new data received a great deal of media coverage. On Wednesday morning, the five U.S. newspapers with the largest online circulation, USA Today, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, and the Los Angeles Times, all...
  • Where did all the babies go? Falling birth rates imperil our future

    09/07/2019 7:58:01 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 71 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 09/07/19 | PASI KUOPPAMÄKI
    Nordic countries top many global comparisons of wellbeing and equality. Raising kids while both parents work full time is relatively easy today; economic uncertainty and unemployment, which may cause people to postpone having and raising kids, have retreated during recent boom years. Yet, fertility has been falling in all Nordic countries. At the lower end, the total fertility rate fell to 1.43 percent in Finland in 2018, leaving scientists and politicians scratching their heads. The fertility rate measures the average number of children a woman will have in her lifetime, and a fertility rate this low has a significant impact...
  • Welcome to the birth strike movement

    06/09/2019 8:16:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 54 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | June 9, 2019 | JAZZ SHAW
    I don’t recall ever hearing of British musician Blythe Pepino before now, but she’s in the news because she started a movement encouraging people to pledge not to have children because of climate change. If that sentence leaves you scratching your head, don’t look to me for any answers. I’ve read this entire article at CNN twice now and I’m still not sure what she’s on about. There’s something about the carbon cost of every additional human being, combined with the idea that the Earth is ending in eleven years or something. Check it out for yourself. Climate change is...
  • Struggling millennials are poorest generation since WWII

    05/21/2019 10:02:07 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 79 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 21, 2019 10:59 AM | Caitlin Yilek
    Millennials have felt more financial strain than any other generation since the Great Depression. Despite a decade of economic growth and decreasing unemployment, Americans born between 1981 and 1996 have less wealth and property, lower marriage rates, and fewer children, according to new data. “Their economic fundamentals are fundamentally different,” Christopher Kurz, an economist at the Federal Reserve, told the Wall Street Journal. Kurz and his colleagues found millennial households have an average net worth of $92,000, about 40% less than Generation X households — those born between 1965 and 1980 — in 2001 when adjusted for inflation. The millennial...
  • US birth rates hit 32-year low, not enough to replace population

    05/19/2019 9:30:20 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 56 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/5/19 | Sarah Rubenstein
    A United States government report released last week showed a record low in the birth rate in the United States for women in their teens and 20s - the lowest rate in 32 years. The report also showed that the total fertility rate in the US is expected to be 1.73 children per woman through their child-bearing years, a drop of 2% from last year. Last year's total births were 3.7888 million, which is the lowest since 1986. This is the fourth year that the birth rate has fallen. The 1.73% fertility rate means that today's US generation is not...
  • America just had its lowest number of births in 32 years, report finds

    05/15/2019 9:57:47 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 52 replies
    CNN ^ | May 15, 2019 | Jacqueline Howard
    America's fertility rate and the number of births nationwide are continuing to decline. The number of births for the United States last year dropped to its lowest in about three decades, according to provisional data in a new report from the National Center for Health Statistics at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "Even though the number of births we've seen in 2018 is the lowest that we've seen in 32 years, the total fertility rate is at a record low," said Brady Hamilton, a natality expert at the center and first author of the report.
  • Western civilization on suicide watch

    04/21/2019 5:18:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/21/2019 | By Elliot Eisenberg
    In large part for demographic reasons, I am pessimistic about the future for America and the West. My mother died recently, just shy of 94 years old. She left seven grandchildren: two medical doctors, one doctor of physical therapy; and biomedical engineer; one specialist in digital photography; one management trainee and one student. I am older (70) than her husband, my father, was when he passed. I have one grandchild and am unlikely to have more. The night my eldest (now a cardiologist) was married, he called me aside at the reception say his wife did not want to have...
  • Hungary’s abortion rate plummets as new family policies are brought in.

    02/13/2019 6:16:35 PM PST · by keats5 · 47 replies
    The Bridgehead ^ | 2/13/19 | Jonathon Van Maren
    Hungary’s prime minister has announced a raft of measures aimed at boosting the country’s declining birth rate and reducing immigration. Giving his annual State of the Nation address Sunday, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban announced a seven-point “Family Protection Action Plan” designed to promote marriage and families. Measures announced included waivers on personal income tax for women raising at least four children for the rest of their lives and subsidies for large families to buy larger cars. The ‘action plan’ also extended a loan program to help families with at least two children to buy homes. Every woman under 40...
  • Fertility rate for white women plummets BELOW the limit

    01/10/2019 8:48:28 AM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 53 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | January 10, 2019 | Mary Kekatos
    Fertility rates for white women were down in every US state in 2017 - below the rate needed for the population to replace itself, a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reveals.
  • America Is Not Having Babies Anymore

    12/26/2018 6:15:16 AM PST · by Liberty7732 · 118 replies
    Americans just celebrated the birth of Christ 2,000 years ago. What we are celebrating a lot less these days is the birth of our own babies. In short, America’s fertility rate is in a free fall. Over a 60-year period between 1957 and 2017, fertility rates in the United States plummeted. About 11 percent fewer babies were born in America in 2017 (3,853,472) than in 1957 (4,316,233.) But drop is at the same time as the population in America doubled, meaning the fertility rate as measured by number of births per woman in the country has fallen by more than...
  • U.S. Population Grew at Slowest Pace in More Than 80 Years

    12/20/2018 5:52:55 PM PST · by SMGFan · 25 replies
    WSJ ^ | December 20, 2018
    Falling birthrate, rising death rate slow population growth as more Americans move to western and southern states The U.S. population grew in the past year at its slowest rate in over eight decades, with growth in the South and West continuing to outpace the Northeast and Midwest, according to figures the Census Bureau released Wednesday. The numbers, which cover the year ended July 1, show the country’s population rose by 0.6% to 327.2 million people. That was the lowest rate since 1937 in data going back to 1901, according to William Frey, a demographer at the Brookings Institution. The figures...
  • Indigenous People of French Island Now a Minority Due to Mass Illegal Migration

    11/21/2018 11:05:31 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 21 Nov 2018 | Chris Tomlinson
    The French overseas region of Mayotte has reported that the indigenous Shimaore-speakers of the island have now become a minority due to the rapidly rising number of illegal migrants arriving on the island in recent years. The island, which is located off the coast of Mozambique, is a French department with an MP sitting in the French National Assembly. Mayotte’s MP Mansour Kamardine, a member of the conservative Republicans, has sounded the alarm on the situation saying that the island has experienced a four per cent population growth per year due to mass migration, Franceinfo reports. “Now it’s official: The...
  • Ted Malloch: The Tragedy of the European Family

    11/19/2018 7:41:11 PM PST · by Phillyred · 24 replies
    Emmanuel Macron, the newly elected French president, has no children; German chancellor Angela Merkel has no children. British prime minister, Theresa May has no children; Italian prime minister Paolo Gentiloni has no children; Holland’s, prime minister, Mark Rutte, Sweden’s Stefan Löfven, Luxembourg’s Xavier Bettel, and Scotland’s, first minster Nicola Sturgeon — all have no children. The list goes on… Latvia’s childless president is Raimonds Vējonis, Lithuania’s childless president is Dalia Grybauskaitė, and Romania’s childless president is Klaus Werner Iohannis. And, Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission too, has no children and is family-less. So to put it rather...
  • Remarkable Decline in Fertility Rates

    11/09/2018 6:47:33 AM PST · by ek_hornbeck · 78 replies
    BBC News ^ | 11/9/18 | James Gallagher
    There has been a remarkable global decline in the number of children women are having, say researchers. Their report found fertility rate falls meant nearly half of countries were now facing a "baby bust" - meaning there are insufficient children to maintain their population size. The researchers said the findings were a "huge surprise". And there would be profound consequences for societies with "more grandparents than grandchildren". How big has the fall been? The study, published in the Lancet, followed trends in every country from 1950 to 2017. In 1950, women were having an average of 4.7 children in their...
  • Demographics: Why America desperately needs another baby boom

    10/29/2018 10:12:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 59 replies
    New York Post ^ | 10/29/2018 | Steven W. Mosher
    Although the great engine of American capitalism is now humming on all cylinders, Americans remain strangely reluctant to have children. That birthrates plummeted during the Great Recession, which ran from 2008 to 2016, is no surprise. Who would want to bring children into a jobless, stagnant economy? But the return of prosperity after the 2016 election should have produced a quick uptick in births. That, after all, was the consistent pattern we had seen in the past. Despite generous tax cuts and rising middle-class incomes, however, our birth rate remains mired at the lowest level ever recorded in American history....
  • Michael Barone: Is America’s birth rate about to start booming?

    07/29/2018 3:10:20 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 27 replies
    NYPost ^ | Michael Barone
    Sometimes a society’s values change sharply with almost no one noticing. In 1968, according to a Gallup survey, 70 percent of American adults said that a family of three or more children was “ideal” — about the same number as Gallup surveys starting in 1938. That number helps explain the explosive baby boom after Americans were no longer constrained by depression and world war. Those values and numbers didn’t last. By 1978, Gallup reported that only 39 percent considered three or more children “ideal.” The numbers have hovered around there ever since, spiking to just 41 percent in the late-1990s...