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  • Staying single not good for demographics

    09/05/2017 2:09:53 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 16 replies
    China Daily ^ | September 5, 2017 | Mu Guangzong
    The challenges and potential business opportunities China's nearly 200 million "single population" has given rise to have been making headlines for some time now. Single population refers to the group of people who are not married despite reaching the legal marriageable age, and those that are divorced or widowed. According to China's population and employment statistical yearbook 2015, the total single population aged above 20-people who are unable to get married as well as those that choose to remain single-was about 140 million in 2014. According to a survey in 2015 more than 58 million people in China live alone...
  • Why Are Lesbian Teens Having Two To Seven Times As Many Babies As Their Heterosexual Peers?

    08/08/2017 3:37:21 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 74 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 08/07/2017 | Glenn T. Stanton
    The surprising statistic suggests that for many, LGBTQ sexual orientation is not a fixed identity, but rather something that fluctuates. Remarkably, research shows teen who identify as lesbian have significantly higher pregnancy rates than their heterosexual peers. I know what youre thinking, but its true. Its also true for teen gay males: they are substantially more likely to impregnate their sexual partners than are heterosexual males. The dramatic disparities are explained in these graphs from the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Numerous studies across many nations find that sexual-minority youth aged 14 to 19 have pregnancy rates two to seven times greater...
  • Low California Birthrate Endangers Welfare State

    07/17/2017 8:56:45 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 16, 2017 | JOEL B. POLLAK
    A new report in the Los Angeles Daily News details the many dangers that Californias record-low birthrate holds for a state where there is constant political pressure to expand welfare spending, and where the cost of living continues to outpace inflation. The Daily News Ian Wheeler writes: The pace of motherhood in California is slowing and its members are aging, a shift demographers expect to continue and contribute to far-reaching and uncertain changes in the decades to come. Births still more than replace deaths factoring in immigration and longer lifespans, the four-county region is estimated to add 2.7 million...
  • Russia Caught Between Economic Decline and Potentially Explosive Demographic Change

    07/16/2017 1:37:03 AM PDT · by AdmSmith · 104 replies
    Windows on Euroasia ^ | July 5, 2017 | Paul Goble
    Russias economic development ministry says that the countrys GDP growth will be approximately half of one percent lower each year because of projected declines in the number of workers in Russia in the coming decades, a decline that the ministry says must be fought by increasing immigration. But any immigration sufficient to cover that decline in the size of the working-age cohort will not only increasingly consist of people who are culturally, linguistically and religiously dissimilar to the current residents of Russia and accelerate the shifting balance between Orthodox and Muslims in its population. Russia could avoid this problem by...
  • Europe's Childless Leaders Sleepwalking Us to Disaster

    07/06/2017 6:39:45 AM PDT · by pgkdan · 33 replies
    The Gatestone Institute ^ | May 6, 2017 | Giulio Meotti
    *As Europe's leaders have no children, they seem have no reason to worry about the future of their continent. *"Europe today has little desire to reproduce itself, fight for itself or even take its own side in an argument". Douglas Murray, The Times. *"'Finding ourselves' becomes more important than building a world." Joshua Mitchell.There have never been so many childless politicians leading Europe as today. They are modern, open minded and multicultural and they know that "everything finishes with them". In the short term, being childless is a relief since it means no spending for families, no sacrifices...
  • Falling Off the Demographic Cliff

    05/20/2017 2:24:26 PM PDT · by NYer · 51 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | May 15, 2017 | WILLIAM KILPATRICK
    Friends who visit Europe with large families in tow tell me they soon become “tourist attractions” themselves.Europeans are used to Muslims with large families. But Americans? People from a prosperous developed nation? How odd. Don’t they know that children get in the way of self-fulfillment? That population growth is bad for the environment?The visiting Americans with large families are almost invariably Christians—another segment of European society that, along with children, seems to be on the way out. In 2016 more than 90,000 people dropped out of the Church of Sweden, and Norway’s State Church lost more than 25,000 members...
  • 77% black births to single moms, 49% for Hispanic immigrants

    05/07/2017 6:57:13 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 57 replies
    More than three quarters of African American births are to unmarried women, nearly double the illegitimacy rate of all other births, according to new federal data. The National Center for Health Statistics said that in 2015, 77.3 percent of non-immigrant black births were illegitimate. The national non-immigrant average is 42 percent, and it was 30 percent for whites. The new numbers were in a Center for Immigration Studies analysis on the births to immigrants. That total is 32.7 percent, but to Hispanic immigrants it is 48.9 percent, according to Steven Camarota, the director of research for the Center for Immigration...
  • One in Five Danish Newborns Has Foreign Heritage, Syrians Largest Group

    03/22/2017 8:04:01 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 22 Mar 2017 | LIAM DEACON
    The proportion of babies born to mothers with an immigrant background in Denmark has risen dramatically in ten years, largely because of Syrian arrivals. Last year, 61,614 children were born in the northern European nation 21.6 per cent of them (or one in five) to a mother who is an immigrant or a descendant of one. The vast majority, 18.5 per cent, were born to first generation migrant women. Just a decade ago in 2007, the proportion was 13.5 per cent, figures from Statistics Denmark, reported by Kristeligt Dagblad, reveal. The influx of migrants from Syria is one of...
  • Child-Free Millennials Choose Pets Over Kids: Who Needs Children When We Can Cuddle Our Pets

    02/20/2017 7:32:15 PM PST · by Morgana · 100 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Feb. 20, 2017 | Brad Mattes
    According to government statistics, an increasing number of women from the millennial generation are opting out when it comes to having babies. Instead, it appears theyre finding an alternative more to their liking. Why the trend for young couples becoming child-free? And what have they found to fill the void? Theres an important distinction to be made between a childless couple that has no control whether or not they hear the pitter patter of little feet in their home, versus others who refer to themselves child-free. The latter is an intentional lifestyle choice not to have children. There is a...
  • More White People Are Dying Than Are Being Born in 17 States

    11/30/2016 5:38:12 AM PST · by brucedickinson · 76 replies
    Time ^ | 11-29-2016 | Josh Sanburn
    More white Americans are now dying than being born in a third of U.S. states, according to a study released Tuesday, which shows white deaths outpacing births in a record 17 states stretching from California to Maine. The study, by the University of New Hampshire, found natural decreases in the white population across 17 states in 2014, including Florida, New Mexico, Pennsylvania and West Virginia, which together comprise 38% of the U.S. population. Thats a big shift from 2004 when only four states had more white deaths than births. The declines, exacerbated by the Great Recession, are largely driven by...
  • Germany: Nearly 40 Per Cent of Under Fives Now Migrant Background

    09/22/2016 12:05:47 AM PDT · by aquila48 · 36 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | 21 Sep 2016 | VIRGINIA HALE
    Following the release of figures which reveal almost four in ten children under five have foreign roots, Michael Paulwitz says the demographic change will be the death of Germanys welfare state. The journalist and historian predicts that hard struggles over resources will take place when ethnic Germans are a minority, and that native Germans will inevitably lose out. Mr Paulwitz article follows the release on Friday of official figures from the Federal Statistics Office. While they show 21 per cent of the total population currently have a migrant background he notes that such people are disproportionately represented in the younger...
  • MEGA-RICH AMERICANS ARE FUNDING THE ABORTION PUSH IN IRELAND. WHY?

    08/28/2016 5:43:59 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 19 replies
    The Life Institute ^ | 8/25/2016 | Niamh Ui Bhriain
    Thanks to DCLeaks.com and the work of journalist Kevin Jones the truth is finally out there. George Soros, a U.S. billionaire and one of the richest people in the world, has been secretly pumping funds into the push to legalise abortion in Ireland. In a private memo, clearly never intended to be seen by the Irish people, Soros foundation takes aim at Irish laws protecting unborn babies, and commits to funding three groups who will work collectively to legalise abortion Amnesty Ireland, the Abortion Rights Campaign, and the IFPA. The revelations are hugely embarrassing for abortion campaigners. Under pressure...
  • As Japan's population shrinks, bears and boars roam where schools and shrines once thrived

    07/10/2016 1:54:55 PM PDT · by Vince Ferrer · 31 replies
    LA Times ^ | July 10, 2016 | Julie Makinen
    The red-roofed temple at the top of the hill closed about a decade ago, and now Yoshihiro Shibata cant even remember its name, though the 54-year-old dairy farmer has lived in this picturesque village all his life. All across Japan, aging villages such as Hara-izumi have been quietly hollowing out for years, even as urban areas have continued to grow modestly. But like a creaky wooden roller coaster that slows at the top of the climb before plunging into a terrifying, steep descent, Japans population crested around 2010 with 128 million people and has since lost about 900,000 residents, last...
  • Minority babies outnumber whites among US infants

    06/23/2016 5:07:04 PM PDT · by Petrosius · 94 replies
    McClatchyDC ^ | June 23, 2016 | Teresa Welsh
    White babies are now outnumbered by minority babies, according to new population estimates from the Census Bureau. In 2015, racial and ethnic minorities made up 50.2 percent of babies under a year old. That year, there were 1,995,102 minority babies born, just slightly more than the 1,982,936 white babies born. The 2015 data was released Thursday, as was updated data for previous years. These new figures show that in 2013, minority babies also outnumbered non-Hispanic white babies by about 1,000 births. In 2014, white babies were outnumbered by about 16,000. Original data from 2011 showed that white babies were in...
  • The World Has a Problem: Too Many Young People

    06/21/2016 9:09:10 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 49 replies
    New York Times ^ | 05 March 2016 | Somini Sengupta
    AT no point in recorded history has our world been so demographically lopsided, with old people concentrated in rich countries and the young in not-so-rich countries. The parable of our time might well be: Mind your young, or they will trouble you in your old age. A fourth of humanity is now young (ages 10 to 24). The vast majority live in the developing world, according to the United Nations Population Fund. By and large, todays global youth are more likely to be in school than their parents were; they are more connected to the world than any generation before...
  • Fertility rates in 2015 plummet to lowest in history as study shows 3.4million 'baby deficit'

    06/11/2016 3:53:46 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 72 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 11 June 2016 | JESSICA CHIA
    Despite an increase in 2.5 million women between the ages of 20 and 39 in the last eight years, fertility rates in 2015 have plummeted to the lowest in recorded history, a new study shows. Only 3,978,000 births were recorded in 2015, about 600,000 less than if women between the 'childbearing ages of 20 to 39' maintained the same fertility rates recorded in 2007, according to a study conducted by the University of New Hampshire.
  • Falling birth rates could spell end of the West - [Rabbi] Lord Sacks

    06/07/2016 1:51:10 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 65 replies
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6 June 2016 | John Bingham
    Western civilisation is on the brink of a collapse like that of ancient Rome because the modern generation does not want the responsibility of bringing up children, the former Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks has warned. ... ultimately, he said, European society as we know it will die because of the demographic crisis. And mass immigration is not a solution because of problems integrating new arrivals into existing society. "Europe is going to die because of this because Europe can only maintain its population by unprecedented levels of immigration" - Lord Sacks This makes him one of only a handful of...
  • 'First Time in Human History': People 65 and Older Will Outnumber Children Under 5

    03/31/2016 2:17:26 PM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    cns news ^ | 3/31/16 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    (CNSNews.com) - Sometime in the next four years the global population of human beings who are 65 and older will surpass those under 5 for the first time, according to a new report from the U.S. Census Bureau. For the first time in human history, people aged 65 and older will outnumber children under age 5, says the report, entitled An Aging World: 2015. This crossing is just around the corner, before 2020, says the report. These two age groups will then continue to grow in opposite directions, it says. By 2050, the proportion of the population 65 and older...
  • Resurgent Russia's Demographic Renaissance Continued Throughout 2015

    Below are the key figures for Russian Federation population in 2015: 1,932,227 live births 1,907,361 deaths Natural increase: 24 866 people Net migration: 76 060 people
  • Polish government to pay families to have more children

    12/01/2015 12:25:25 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec. 1, 2015 3:17 PM EST
    Poland's new government has approved a program of family bonuses that is intended to reverse the declining birth rate. The government of Prime Minister Beata Szydlo on Tuesday approved a program under which families will get monthly bonuses of 500 zlotys ($124) for every child beyond the first. The poorest families will be receiving bonuses for all children. ...