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  • US fertility rate hits all-time low

    07/01/2014 3:26:27 PM PDT · by NYer · 57 replies
    Life News ^ | July 1, 2014 | Dustin Siggins
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Fertility rates in the United States are plummeting, driven primarily by non-Hispanic white women and Hispanic women who are bearing fewer children. In a report released on Thursday, the U.S. Census Bureau reported that non-Hispanic white Americans are dying at a faster rate than they are being born for the second time in American history. Hispanic women are having fewer children, partially due to how economic weakness has slowed immigration. Hispanics and whites make up approximately 80 percent of the nation's population, and their childbearing patterns weigh heavily on the nation's overall picture. Hispanics have seen their...
  • 5 Creative Ways Countries Tried to up Their Birth Rates

    03/30/2014 1:21:39 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 23 replies
    Mental Floss ^ | March 29, 2014 | Linda Rodriguez McRobbie
    With Denmark's birthrate at a 27-year low, a new ad campaign is asking Danes to get to work. Spies Travel wants Danes to book a romantic city holiday and Do It For Denmark. There are other ways to get people to make more people. Here are five strategies other countries have employed:1. Singapore: Lie Back and Think of Singapore. Singapore is aggressively tackling their low birth rate problem—with the help of mints.On August 9, 2012, the Singapore authorities partnered with mint-peddlers Mentos (“The Freshmaker”) to put together “National Night,” a campaign meant to encourage Singaporean couples to let their “patriotism...
  • Birth rates in U.S. hit historic low with 10 per cent fewer newborns

    01/23/2014 6:08:13 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 19 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 23 January 2014 | RYAN GORMAN
    U.S. birth rates have been on a steady decline since the onset of the ‘Great recession.’ Newly released data shows births fell 10 per cent from 2008 to 2011, down to well under 4million births after hitting an all-time high of 4.3million births in 2007. A steep decline in teen pregnancies is also believed to be causing the fall. ‘In 2011, there were 3.8 million live births in hospitals, which was 436,000 less or a decrease of 10.3 percent compared to 2008,’ the Agency for Health Research and Quality said in a report.
  • CDC: U.S. Fertility Rate Hits Record Low for 2nd Straight Year; 40.7% Babies Born to Unmarried Women

    01/08/2014 9:08:47 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 43 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 8, 2014 - 2:35 PM | Terence P. Jeffrey
    The fertility rate of women in the United States fell to a record low for the second year in a row in 2012, according to data released last week by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Also for the second year in a row, 40.7 percent of the babies born in the United States were born to unmarried mothers. The fertility rate is the number of births per 1,000 women aged 15-44. In 2012—according to the Dec. 30, 2013 CDC report “Births: Final Data for 2012”—the U.S. fertility rate was 63.0. That was down from 63.2 in 2011,...
  • Marriage and Abortion are Economic Issues

    10/28/2013 6:18:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies ^ | October 28, 2013 | Star Parker
    Political discussions commonly assume there are two separate sets of issues. There’s a social agenda - issues like abortion and marriage. And there’s an economic agenda - issues like federal spending, debt, taxes, and government programs like entitlements. It’s usually assumed that these two agendas don’t have anything to do with each other. But it’s simply false that we can consider the challenges of our federal budget without thinking about the state of the American family, our birthrates, and abortion. Our massive entitlement programs – Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid – now make up about 45 percent of our...
  • Japan’s sexual apathy is endangering the global economy

    10/22/2013 6:17:42 PM PDT · by TexGrill · 100 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/22/2013 | Max Fisher
    <p>People in Japan are so averse to romantic relationships that the country's media even has a name for it: sekkusu shinai shokogun, or "celibacy syndrome," according to a widely circulated Guardian story on the country's low rates of marriage, childbearing and even sex.</p>
  • DC baby boom; white infants and toddlers biggest increase

    10/21/2013 11:35:05 PM PDT · by ClaytonP · 7 replies
    MY Fox DC ^ | 10-21-2013
    There's been a baby boom in Washington, D.C. Census figures show the number of children younger than 5 has grown by almost twenty percent to 39,000 over the past 3 years. The number of children ages 5 to 13 rose 7 percent. The biggest increases came from white infants and toddlers, which are up 34 percent. The rise is largely being attributed to new parents in their 30's and early 40's. There were fewer kids 14 and older during that same time span, suggesting that some parents are moving out of the city when their children reach high school.
  • 'Dying' Russia's Birth Rate Is Now Higher Than The United States'

    09/15/2013 9:41:23 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 45 replies
    Forbes ^ | August 25, 2013 | Mark Adomanis
    This was not the headline that the CDC's National Center for Health Statistics gave its recent release of provisional fertility data for 2012. But for the first time, in 2012 Russia’s birth rate actually exceeded that of the United States. This is a significant reversal from the past when the US had a birth rate that was as much as 75% higher than Russia’s. The speed and scale of the convergence is impressive. Since 2008, the Russian birth rate has increased by about 10% while the United States has slumped by about 9%. [snip] Essentially, Russian wages have never been...
  • 'Dying' Russia's Birth Rate Is Now Higher Than The United States'

    08/12/2013 12:09:52 AM PDT · by vertolet888 · 16 replies
    Forbes ^ | 7/25/2013 | Mark Adomanis
    This was not the headline that the Center for Disease Control’s National Center for Health Statistics gave its recent release of provisional fertility data for 2012. However, if you compare the most recent CDC data with Rosstat data on Russian births you see that, for the first time in a very long time, in 2012 Russia’s birth rate actually exceeded that of the United States. This is, to put it mildly, a significant reversal from the not too distant past when the US had a birth rate that was as much as 75% higher than Russia’s. As you can see,...
  • Having It All Without Having Children

    08/04/2013 8:34:51 AM PDT · by Kip Russell · 178 replies
    Time ^ | Aug. 12, 2013 | Lauren Sandler
    One evening when she was 14 years old, Laura Scott was washing dishes in the kitchen with her mother when she decided she didn't want to have a child. At 26, Scott got married and waited for her mind to change. "It never happened," she says. "And I realized I was going to be fine." Now 50, Scott is more than fine: she's fulfilled. And she's not alone. The birthrate in the U.S. is the lowest in recorded American history. From 2007 to 2011, the most recent year for which there's data, the fertility rate declined 9%. A 2010...
  • Liberal nations committing sexual suicide

    07/21/2013 5:18:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier ^ | July 7, 2013 | Professor Dennis Clayson
    It has been difficult to address the underlining causes and consequences of our nation’s obsession with same-sex marriage. On one hand are the individuals who support the court decisions based on the premise that individual rights cannot be undermined by the majority, even when the majority has complied with all known laws, regulations and procedures. That seems to be as far as the logical analysis goes, because it is soon supplanted by the thrill of the moral buzz that the “correct” position on same-sex marriage somehow generates. On the other side are the traditionalists who want the current legal definition...
  • There aren’t enough whites to go around

    07/14/2013 5:27:07 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 26 replies
    Linking and Thinking on Education ^ | July 13, 2013 | Joanne Jacobs
    School segregation remains a reality: “74 percent of African Americans still attend majority nonwhite schools, compared to just over 76 percent in the late 1960s,” writes The Nation‘s Greg Kauffman. But there’s a demographic reality to consider, responds Matthew Yglesias in Slate. U.S. schools are running low on white kids. Non-Hispanic whites were 54 percent of the under-18 population in 2010, compared to 74 percent in 1980, according to the Census Bureau. Furthermore, among kids under the age of 5, non-Hispanic whites are a minority. [...] We can’t integrate our way to better school performance, agrees Sara Mead. That includes...
  • Who knew the best form of birth control would be the President himself?

    07/13/2013 1:05:51 PM PDT · by rustyweiss74 · 5 replies
    Mental Recession ^ | 07/13/2013
    Shortly after the historic election of Barack Obama in 2008, Newsweek magazine ran an article basking in the afterglow of victory, opining about the possibility of American citizens themselves … um, basking in the afterglow. In an article which showed the depths of worship in which the media had descended to support their chosen candidate, Jessica Bennett projected her own excitement upon readers, discussing the possibility of a baby boom sparked by “exhilarated” and “euphoric” Obama fans being “in the mood for love.” The title of the piece, Change You Can Conceive In, tells you all you need to know....
  • Baby bust? National birthrate hits an all-time low due to weak economic recovery

    07/10/2013 2:02:51 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 23 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 7/10/13 | Alex Greig
    The recession has been over for four years, but the birth rate in the U.S. continues to fall as many people struggle with a sluggish economy and financial uncertainty. According to a recent analysis by the Pew Institute, since 2007 when there were a record 4,316,233 births, the number of births has been steadily declining, with 4,007,000 births in 2012 - the lowest number since 1998. Analysts say that the birthrate is dictated by the economy.
  • Jeb Bush: U.S. economy needs immigrants because they’re ‘more fertile’

    06/14/2013 9:19:10 PM PDT · by Windflier · 305 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 14, 2013 | Aaron Blake
    Former Florida governor Jeb Bush (R) argued Wednesday that the United States should pass immigration reform because the U.S. economy needs the labor of young immigrants, and immigrants are “more fertile.” “Immigrants create far more businesses than native-born Americans,” Bush said at the Faith and Freedom Coalition’s Road to the Majority conference. “Immigrants are more fertile, and they love families, and they have more intact families, and they bring a younger population. Immigrants create an engine of economic prosperity.” Bush said immigrants are an advantage that the United States has over China, Europe and Japan, which don’t have the same...
  • Will Muslims Outnumber Christians in the Year 2050?

    04/30/2013 11:41:30 AM PDT · by pinochet · 45 replies
    Before we talk about comparative birth rates in Muslim and Christian nations, we have to talk about a weakness that 21st Century Christianity faces in its competition with Islam. A Martyr in the Christian religion is one who dies for his faith. A Martyr in the Muslim religion is not just one who dies for his faith, but one who kills for his faith. How is Christianity going to compete with people who are not just willing to die for their religion, but to kill for their religion? Birth rates among almost all Western Christian nations are below replacement, and...
  • U.S. Birth Rates Remain Depressed

    03/14/2013 7:27:47 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 34 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | March 14, 2013 | David Wessel
    As the Wall Street Journal reports, the latest Census Bureau data suggest that the recession-related decline in migration is being reversed, but demographer Kenneth Johnson of the University of New Hampshire says that bad economic times still seem to be depressing the birth rate. Last year, he calculated, 1,135 U.S. counties — 36% of all counties — recorded more deaths than births. There haven’t been so many counties with what demographics call “natural decrease” in all of U.S. history, he says. Last year for the first time in U.S history, deaths exceeded births in two entire states. More people died...
  • One in three U.S. counties is dying off

    03/14/2013 7:24:07 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 33 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 13 March 2013
    A record number of U.S. counties - more than 1 in 3 - are now dying off, hit by an aging population and weakened local economies that are spurring young adults to seek jobs and build families elsewhere. New 2012 census estimates released Thursday highlight the population shifts as the U.S. encounters its most sluggish growth levels since the Great Depression. The findings also reflect the increasing economic importance of foreign-born residents as the U.S. ponders an overhaul of a major 1965 federal immigration law. Without new immigrants, many metropolitan areas such as New York, Chicago, Detroit, Pittsburgh and St....
  • The Silent Conquest of a Continent

    02/03/2013 8:26:00 AM PST · by Kaslin · 52 replies ^ | February 3, 2013 | Michael Youssef
    There’s been a lot of discussion within some in the media regarding the demographic changes taking place in Europe. But those of us who’ve travelled there have observed it firsthand: namely, the decreased birthrate among Europeans compared to the enormous birthrate increase among Muslim immigrants. Overall, the birthrate across the continent is far below the replacement level of 2.1 children per couple. Italy, Spain, Austria, and Germany have a fertility rate of only 1.4, while Poland and Russia languish at 1.3 and 1.2, respectively. However, as a subgroup, Muslims in Europe are producing from 4 to 6 children per couple....
  • When Babies Disappear (What to Expect When No One's Expecting)

    01/15/2013 6:23:44 AM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 73 replies
    RealClearBooks ^ | January 14, 2013 | Heather Wilhelm
    Do We Love Kids? Five years ago, on a quiet, leisurely Thursday night, my husband and I sat at the dining room table with a yellow notepad, discussing when we should start having kids. "See, here's how it works," he said, drawing a graph. "With a dog, you put in a medium amount of work, and you get a medium amount of reward. If you were to, say, purchase a lion, you'd put in a lot of work, but you'd get pretty much no reward - and you might even get eaten. Horrible deal." He paused, drawing a straight...
  • Utah birth rate drops for 4th year in a row

    12/29/2012 10:48:51 AM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 28 replies
    ksl ^ | December 26th, 2012 | Devon Dolan
    SALT LAKE CITY — Utah has had one of the nation's highest birth rates for quite a while, but over the last four years couples have chosen to have fewer children. One big reason for that: money, and the lack thereof. Most any parent will tell you having a child is their greatest blessing ⁸ the more than 51,000 infants born in Utah this past year are living proof of that. But the number of Utah births is decreasing. "We have seen a decline since 2006, 2007 — those were our biggest years. Those years we had about 60,000 babies...
  • Poll: British Kids Ask Santa For Dads, Siblings

    12/25/2012 8:35:06 PM PST · by george76 · 7 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 25 Dec 2012
    the children of Great Britain understand far better than their parents the reasons for the collapse of Western Civilization: lack of children, and lack of two-parent heterosexual homes. A poll of British parents showed that topping the list of children’s most-requested Christmas gifts was a sibling (Britain’s birth rate is below replacement levels, with most non-immigrant British children not having a sibling). Slightly lower down on the list was a “dad” – Britain’s single motherhood rate is 21 percent. “Less than half” of single parents have a job, and most live off of state assistance. Seventy percent of the criminals...
  • Why is the American Birthrate now at 1.9?

    12/11/2012 2:05:16 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 28 replies
    me | Tuesday, December 11, 2012 | me
    I blame President Obama.
  • Is America becoming Europe? Five US birth rate myths

    12/06/2012 8:04:50 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 19 replies
    BBC News ^ | 6 December 2012 | By Kate Dailey
    Is America in a baby bust? Is the US birth rate really on the decline? A look at five myths about the country's population problems. The release of a Pew study saying American birth rates have hit a new low kicked off a spirited discussion about the future of the country. But lost somewhere in the debate were a few basic facts about why the rates dropped and what happens next. Below, a look at five myths of America's declining fertility rate. The decline is sustained and serious Before getting too upset about these numbers, it's worth taking a look...
  • Fewer Babies Born is Bad News for America

    11/30/2012 12:29:35 PM PST · by Kaslin · 53 replies ^ | November 30, 2012 | Linda Chavez
    The old adage "be careful what you wish for" is an apt reminder in light of this week's news that the U.S. birthrate has dropped to its lowest level on record. For years, population hysterics have tried to convince Americans to aim not just for zero population growth in the U.S. but its complete reversal. Many of the groups pushing this view have also been in the forefront of the anti-immigration movement -- NumbersUSA, Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) and Negative Population Growth (NPG). They don't like immigrants -- even legal ones -- because immigrants, especially Hispanic immigrants, traditionally...
  • U.S. Birth Rate Hits Record Low. Decline Greatest Among Immigrants. Recession a Likely Factor.

    11/30/2012 8:49:23 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    National Journal ^ | 11/30/2012 | Stephanie Czekalinski
    The U.S. birth rate dropped to its lowest level in more than 90 years, led by a drop among immigrants, according to a report data released Thursday by the Pew Research Center. In 2011, the overall birth rate was 63.2 per 1,000 women of childbearing age, the lowest since at least 1920, Pew reported, citing numbers from the National Center for Health Statistics. The birth rate reached 122.7 in 1957, the peak of the Baby Boom. After the mid-1970s, the birth rate stabilized at about 65 to 70 births per 1,000 women annually, until the beginning of the Great Recession....
  • Housing Headwinds: US Birthrate Lowest in 25 Years as Twenty-Somethings Postpone Having Babies

    07/29/2012 8:54:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | July 29, 2012 | Mike Shedlock
    Boomer demographics and postponement of marriage on account of student debt and poor finances are two of the key reasons that I long-ago stated the housing recovery would be slow for a decade. Declining birthrates now show that is indeed what is happening. First, please consider a short snip from my July 25 post "Actual" New Home Sales First 6 Months of 2012 vs. Prior Years; Reflections on the Housing Recovery Reflections on the Housing Recovery Even with today's reported decline, new home sales have likely bottomed on an annual, cumulative-total basis. However, don't expect much in terms of recovery.Debt...
  • Raising Dogs Instead of Kids?

    07/14/2012 9:55:36 AM PDT · by WXRGina · 21 replies
    American Clarion ^ | July 13, 2012 | William R. Mann
    “You can say any fool thing to a dog and the dog will just give you this look that says, ‘My GOSH, you’re RIGHT! I NEVER would’ve thought of that!” -Dave Barry I read Mark Steyn’s book, After America some time ago. It is a compelling discussion about world demographics, birth rates, and the illegal [and non-assimilating] immigrant populations flooding into America and the rest of what is left of Western Civilization. Also discussed in this article are the long-term effects of decisions about married adults not having kids in America anymore. I seem to recall reading in numerous places...
  • Why Islam is in as much trouble as the West

    10/25/2011 7:52:01 PM PDT · by Brian Kopp DPM · 61 replies
    MercatorNet ^ | Monday, 24 October 2011 | Denyse O’Leary
    Why Islam is in as much trouble as the WestDenyse O’LearyMonday, 24 October 2011 David P. Goldman, who blogs at the Asia Times as “Spengler,” has written an insightful book challenging the truisms of the commentariat on both the rise of Islam and the decline of the West: How Civilizations Die: (and why Islam is dying too)History buffs will recognize that the pen name Spengler honours Oswald Spengler (1880-1936), author of Decline of the West. Goldman’s initial observations about the decline are most helpful but not unprecedented. From a much less religion-friendly perspective, American demographer Phillip Longman has been saying...
  • Low birthrate's economic consequences

    09/29/2011 4:22:57 PM PDT · by nandrew · 22 replies · 1+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | Sept 29, 2011 | michael master
    The Kiplinger Letter for Sept. 16, 2011, states: GDP is likely to grow no more than 2 percent. ... Such weakness usually spells recession ahead. ... But that pattern may not apply this time. Slowing growth may instead spell stagnation, a time more akin to Japan's 20 years of weak GDP gains. .... There has been no real bounce-back from the 2007-2008 slump. Twenty years of stagnation? So let me ask you all this: What is it that this economy has in common with Japan? What is it that this economy has in common with the last stagnation of the...
  • Germany Offers Alarming Statistics on Children

    08/28/2011 2:37:30 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 51 replies
    A child in a Hamburg residential complex: A new report has found that parents in 7 percent of German households can't afford to finance hobbies for their children. Despite substantial subsidies aimed at increasing the birthrate, the number of children in Germany continues to shrink. A new report by the federal government has found there are 14 percent fewer children under 18 than in 2000 -- and 15 percent of them, alarmingly, live in poverty. For Germany, the figures are the warning signs of a demographic time bomb in a fast-graying society. The number of children under the age of...
  • America's Birth Rate Declined For The Third Year Running

    08/28/2011 2:35:30 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 13 replies
    Business Insider ^ | August 12, 2011
    This provisional data for 2010 was released in June and shows a possible impact of the serious recession ... From the National Center for Health Statistics: Recent Trends in Births and Fertility Rates Through 2010. The NCHS reports (provisional): The provisional count of births in the United States for 2010 (12-month period ending December 2010) was 4,007,000. This count was 3 percent less than the number of births in 2009 (4,131,019) and 7 percent less than the all-time high of 4,316,233 births in 2007. The provisional fertility rate for 2010 was 64.7 births per 1,000 women aged 15–44. This was...
  • Anti-baby boom: Why U.S. birth rate keeps falling

    08/28/2011 2:32:58 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 66 replies · 1+ views
    CNN ^ | August 16, 2011 | Jessica Dickler
    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Right before the recession hit, the U.S. was undergoing a mini baby boom. Now, birth rates are declining fast. The number of children born in the U.S. peaked with a record 4.3 million births in 2007, but has since fallen, dropping to 4 million births last year, according to estimates by the National Center for Health Statistics. The birth rate -- a measure of births per 1,000 people -- has dropped 10%. Historically, declines in birth rates have gone hand in hand with economic downturns. During the financial slumps of the early 1990's and 1970's, the...
  • Putin plans boost to birth rate ( $50 billion funds by 2015)

    Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has announced plans to arrest the declining birth rate in Russia and to extend life expectancy. The government is set to spend the equivalent of 36 billion euros to boost the birth rate by up to 30 percent by 2015. That was one of a raft of policies outlined in a wide ranging speech lasting two hours by Russia’s premier to the lower house of the Russian Parliament. He said the country was emerging powerfully from the global financial crisis and warned the economy must diversify away from energy and mineral exports and reduce its economic...
  • Russia's President Wants to Turn Around Population Decline

    Russia's president devoted the largest part of his annual State of Russia speech to reversing Russia's population decline. If Russian couples have a third child, they will get a baby bonus, better health care, and free land to build a house or dacha, Russian President Dmitri Medvedev promised in his annual State of Russia speech. Political analysts were hoping to hear about missiles or democracy. Instead they got babies. Twenty years ago, just before the collapse of the Soviet Union, the Kremlin ruled an empire with a population slightly larger than that of the United States. Today, Russia has less...
  • Obama's nonsensical use of the Fed

    11/12/2010 12:27:55 PM PST · by bronkburnett · 7 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 11/12/2010 | michael master
    Stock prices are increasing because bond yields, treasury yields and interest rates are falling ... not because of a better economy. What will happen to stock prices, pension funds, 401k accounts when interest rates increase again? Look at Japan and Europe as the examples. Both are struggling, increased money supply has not helped, and so now both are calling for increases to their birth rates. Because this administration will not step up to this problem of decreased demand from low birth rates, it is succumbing to the pressure of Wall Street to artificially inflate stock prices. The Fed is flooding...
  • Putin's Baby Boom Spurs Importers

    11/04/2010 7:19:59 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 11 replies
    The Moscow Times ^ | 26 October 2010 | Derek Andersen A baby going for a ride in a city park. Sales of children’s goods like his carriage
    A baby going for a ride in a city park. Sales of children’s goods like his carriage are soaring as the birthrate rises. Thanks to a demographic blip and some help from the state, the birthrate is rising in Russia, and the market for children's products is following suit, with imports playing the dominant role. The market is growing by 15 percent a year, said Antonina Tsitsulina, president of the Children's Goods Industry Enterprises Association. Imports account for 65 percent of all sales, while the biggest overall segment is clothes and shoes, which make up 44 percent of total sales....
  • Declining U.S. birth rate not cause for concern -- yet

    09/08/2010 9:53:23 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 11 replies
    The Patriot-News ^ | 09 Sep 2010
    The birth rate is falling, the birth rate is falling! In case you missed recent headlines, the U.S. birth rate has declined for two years running, according to the National Center for Health Statistics. A national panic about a population drop-off would be premature at this point, but it’s a statistic worth monitoring in coming years. 3 0 0Share The birth rate in 2007 — 4,317,119 — was the highest ever recorded in the United States. The rate declined modestly in 2008 and continued its decline in 2009 to 4,136,000, according to preliminary data from NCHS. In Pennsylvania, the number...
  • Catastrophic Failure Of Leadership: US Birthrate Falls To Lowest Level In 100 Years

    08/30/2010 4:13:54 PM PDT · by Michael Eden · 25 replies · 1+ views
    Start Thinking Right ^ | August 30, 2010 | Michael Eden
    Have you heard? America's birth rate is lower than at any time in the last last 100 years. There seems to be something profoundly wrong with Obama's central message of hope and change. There is something profoundly wrong with Obama's "fundamental transformation" of America. 22/08/2010 Recession effect? US birth rate lowest in 100 yrsMilkwujee [sic]: The US birth rate has dropped for the second year in a row, and experts think the wrenching recession led many people to put off having children. The 2009 birth rate also set a record: lowest in a century. Births fell 2.7 per cent last...
  • Baby Gap: Germany's Birth Rate Hits Historic Low

    05/23/2010 4:27:15 PM PDT · by C19fan · 63 replies · 1,587+ views
    Time ^ | May 23, 2010 | Tristana Moore
    Germany is shrinking — and fast. New figures released on May 17 show the birth rate in Europe's biggest economy has plummeted to a historic low, dropping to a level not seen since 1946. As demographers warn of the consequences of not making enough babies to replace and support an ageing population, the latest figures have triggered a bout of national soul-searching and cast a harsh light on Chancellor Angela Merkel's family policies.
  • Taiwan: Birth rate continues to decline (Birth Rate of 1.03)

    05/19/2010 12:15:19 PM PDT · by GOPGuide · 9 replies · 345+ views
    Focus Taiwan ^ | 2010/05/14 | Focus Taiwan
    Taipei, May 14 (CNA) Taiwan's birth rate has been dwindling over the last few decades and had dropped to an average of 1.03 births per woman last year from 3.09 recorded in 1976, according to data released Friday by the Ministry of the Interior (MOI). The number of births in 2009 fell to 191,310 from 425,125 recorded in 1976, while the crude birth rate -- the annual number of births per 1,000 of the total population -- was only 8.29 last year, a big drop from 25.92 in 1976. Both figures are new record lows, the MOI statistics show. The...
  • Our Own Greek Tragedy

    02/26/2010 7:05:55 PM PST · by raptor22 · 3 replies · 560+ views
    Washington Times ^ | February 26, 2010 | Mark Steyn
    While President Obama was making his latest pitch for a brand new, even more unsustainable entitlement at the health care "summit," thousands of Greeks took to the streets to riot. An enterprising cable network might have shown the two scenes on a continuous split screen - because they're part of the same story. It's just that Greece is a little further along in the plot: They're at the point where the canoe is about to plunge over the falls. America is further upstream and can still pull for shore, but has decided instead that what it needs to do is...
  • California Teen Birth Rate Falls To New Low

    02/23/2010 7:38:59 AM PST · by Touch Not the Cat · 5 replies · 224+ views
    cbs2 ^ | Feb 23, 2010 7:34 am US/Pacific
    Figures released by the Department of Public Health on Monday found that about 35 babies were born for every 1,000 mothers aged 15 to 19 in 2008. That was down by about two births per 1,000 from the previous year. There were 51,704 babies born to California teen mothers in 2008. Hispanic teens had the highest birth rate but it still declined. Asian teens had the lowest. California's teen birth rate has been declining for the past decade. In 1991, the rate was nearly 71 per 1,000.
  • Vatican: Population Growth is a Means of Overcoming Poverty, Not a Cause of It

    02/09/2010 3:54:56 PM PST · by wagglebee · 153 replies · 1,287+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 2/9/10 | John-Henry Westen
    NEW YORK, February 9, 2010 ( - As nations around the world are beginning to feel the effects of plummeting birth rates, the Vatican’s representative to the United Nations has stressed that population growth is the key to overcoming poverty. Speaking before the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations, Archbishop Celestino Migliore said, “too often population growth is viewed as the cause of poverty whereas it is a means of overcoming it, for only within the work force can the solution for poverty be found.”The archbishop explained: “where economic growth rates have declined, the answers lie not...
  • No. 1 economic problem: Not enough babies

    02/07/2010 3:53:29 PM PST · by bronkburnett · 36 replies · 881+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | February 6, 2010 | Michael Master On "Forbes on Fox" on Jan. 30, 2010, the discussion turned to how population is affecting the U.S. economy. The panelists and Steve Forbes agreed that the USA needs more babies. The No. 1 variable affecting our economy today is the decision by our government, from the late 1960s to 1985, to promote zero-population growth, with the number of births decreasing. The birthrate fell from 2.3 children per family to 1.3 at times. To maintain a population, a birthrate of 2.1 children is required. That decreased birthrate has impacted everything from demand for products to health-care costs to relaxed...
  • Vladimir Putin says Russian population rising

    01/01/2010 3:36:27 AM PST · by kronos77 · 22 replies · 1,446+ views
    Russia's population statistics are rising for the first time since 1995, says Prime Minister Vladimir Putin. Mr Putin said that for the past five years the number of deaths had declined, while births had risen. He said statistics to be released shortly would show life-expectancy had almost reached the age of 69. As president, Mr Putin brought in policies to stop population decline, which has been blamed on emigration, alcoholism, and poor health care. 'Symbolic amount' "We can say with a high degree of confidence that Russia will register a growth in population for the first time since 1995," said...
  • Russian birth rate at 15-year high

    10/13/2009 4:50:32 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 18 replies · 1,179+ views
    AXcess News ^ | Tuesday, 13 October 2009
    Its not that Russian's aren't giving birth to children, its just that the number of births is exceeding the number of deaths for the first time in fifteen years. Russia's Health Ministry is taking credit for increase in birth rate, citing the economic stimulus program approved by the Kremlin as the reason why more mothers in Russia are giving birth and fewer people are dying. But you can't argue with the numbers. On an annualized basis, Russia's birth rate is up between 7 and 8 percent. In August alone, 1000 more people were born than died. According to UN, Russia's...
  • Russia must adapt to shrinking population

    10/04/2009 9:37:44 PM PDT · by Saije · 12 replies · 1,939+ views
    Forbes/AP ^ | 10/4/2009 | Douglas Birch
    Russia's population has fallen by 6.6 million since 1993, despite the influx of millions of immigrants, a United Nations report said Monday, and by 2025 the country could lose a further 11 million people. ...Russia's mortality rate is among the highest in the developed world, with average life expectancy for males at barely 60 years.... A study published in June in The Lancet medical journal found that drinking has caused more than half of deaths among Russians aged 15 to 54 since the 1991 Soviet collapse.
  • DEMOGRAPHICS SHIFT(musings&calcs&prognostications by me)

    09/20/2009 9:06:32 PM PDT · by mamelukesabre · 44 replies · 1,308+ views
    today | me
    A video sent to me by a friend got me looking for a little spreadsheet calculation I did a year or so ago. I found it on my computer finally. Thought I'd share it with you all. There are approximately 700 million people in europe and approximately half that number live in USA. USA is being swarmed by illegal immigrants from the south and so is Europe, although europe's immigrants are turks and pakistanis and to some degree from north africa(egyptians, mostly). Native europeans have essentially stopped reproducing. A similar phenomenon is happening in USA with european-americans. Euro-americans are being...
  • Immigration not the only way to counter our ageing population

    09/19/2009 3:33:09 AM PDT · by myknowledge · 6 replies · 543+ views
    The Australian ^ | September 19, 2009 | Stephen Lunn
    THE Rudd government should be wary about using high levels of immigration in coming decades as a means to counteract the decline in productivity resulting from an ageing population because more over-55s are staying on in their jobs, a population expert warns. Monash University demographer Bob Birrell said Treasury's new population estimate for Australia -- 35 million by 2050 -- was based on immigration levels of about 180,000 a year, a rate that may not be necessary to keep the economy running and will be difficult to provide for in terms of urban infrastructure and services. "The government seems to...