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  • Green adviser calls for a limit of two children

    02/01/2009 5:16:09 PM PST · by I got the rope · 62 replies · 1,110+ views
    The Times Online ^ | 2 FEB 09 | The Times
    London Couples who have more than two children are being irresponsible by creating an unbearable burden on the environment, the Government’s green adviser has said.
  • Having More Than Two Children Is 'Irresponsible' Warns Government Advisor

    02/01/2009 10:18:27 AM PST · by Steelfish · 27 replies · 712+ views
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | February 1, 2009
    Having more than two children is 'irresponsible' warns Government advisor By DANIEL MARTIN and SIMON CALDWELL 01st February 2009 The birth rate in Britain is now at its highest for 30 years Couples who have more than two children are putting an 'irresponsible' burden on the environment, the Government's leading green advisor has warned. Jonathon Porritt called on ministers to divert money away from curing illnesses towards contraception and abortion services to limit the country's population and help in the fight against global warming. And he criticised fellow green campaigners for dodging the issue of population growth and its effect...
  • Muslim Population 'Rising 10 times Faster Than Rest Of Society' [OMG!]

    01/30/2009 2:27:14 PM PST · by Steelfish · 45 replies · 1,127+ views
    London Times ^ | January 30, 2009
    January 30, 2009 Muslim population 'rising 10 times faster than rest of society' Richard Kerbaj Click here to view the table The Muslim population in Britain has grown by more than 500,000 to 2.4 million in just four years, according to official research collated for The Times. The population multiplied 10 times faster than the rest of society, the research by the Office for National Statistics reveals. In the same period the number of Christians in the country fell by more than 2 million. Experts said that the increase was attributable to immigration, a higher birthrate and conversions to Islam...
  • If You Are Contracepting, You Are Part of A Very Big Problem

    01/27/2009 11:06:53 AM PST · by NYer · 152 replies · 3,257+ views
    Madrid Blogspot ^ | January 27, 2009 | Patrick Madrid
    Global aging, combined with plummeting birth rates, is a catastrophically dangerous menace that only a few people seem to be waking up to. You may not be familiar with terms like “global aging” and “demographic winter,” but you will be soon. I've been giving public lectures on the problem of global aging for the past 7 years or so, and my audiences are always shocked and dumbfounded as I explain how the West's ever expanding population of old people (due, thank God, to the ever-improving capabilities of bio-medical science), while a good thing in itself, will soon become a prime...
  • Report: Birth Rates Fall In Tough Economy (baby, victim of cost-cutting?)

    01/24/2009 7:21:46 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 21 replies · 329+ views
    WBZTV ^ | 01/23/09
    Report: Birth Rates Fall In Tough Economy SACRAMENTO (CBS)-- The data runs about two years behind, we won't know for sure until 2011, but it appears that with the economic slowdown has come something of a pregnant pause. (File) AP The recession is leaving some doctor's offices empty. More women are putting motherhood on hold and recent reports show contraceptive sales are through the roof. The data runs about two years behind, we won't know for sure until 2011, but it appears that with the economic slowdown has come something of a pregnant pause. We all know that children are...
  • France leads Europe in birth rates

    01/13/2009 3:32:32 PM PST · by GOPGuide · 52 replies · 2,248+ views
    AFP ^ | 01/13/09 | AFP
    PARIS (AFP) France cemented its status as Europe's fertility champion on Tuesday when fresh statistics showed women are having on average more than two children each, an increase from last year's birth rate. The second most populous country in the European Union after Germany, France began 2009 with 64.3 million inhabitants, 366,500 more than in 2008, according to the national statistics agency INSEE. While there are fewer women of child-bearing age in France, the birth rate has continued to climb, with 2.02 children on average born to every woman in 2008, up from 1.98 in 2007. Last year, more than...
  • Teen births, Unwed Motherhood, Older Motherhood is UP, Up, Up

    01/08/2009 8:08:38 AM PST · by lakeprincess · 8 replies · 666+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 1/8/09 | Jennifer Harper
    Teenaged births up of the first time in 14 years. The highest rate of of out-of-wedlock births ever recorded. Lots of older moms. See link for interesting stats: like, August is the month most babies are born.
  • The End of White America?

    01/06/2009 4:04:43 PM PST · by WesA · 260 replies · 6,153+ views
    The Atlantic ^ | January 2009 | Hua Hsu
    Whether you describe it as the dawning of a post-racial age or just the end of white America, we’re approaching a profound demographic tipping point. According to an August 2008 report by the U.S. Census Bureau, those groups currently categorized as racial minorities—blacks and Hispanics, East Asians and South Asians—will account for a majority of the U.S. population by the year 2042. Among Americans under the age of 18, this shift is projected to take place in 2023, which means that every child born in the United States from here on out will belong to the first post-white generation.
  • Britain's generous welfare system 'has created benefits baby boom'

    12/22/2008 8:38:42 AM PST · by libh8er · 27 replies · 1,035+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | Dec 22, 2008 | Steve Doughty
    Increases in social security benefits has produced a baby boom among poor families, Government-sponsored research showed today. Tax credits and big increases in means-tested state payments have resulted in 45,000 extra babies a year - around one in 15 of all children born. And it found that young women with the least education stopped using contraception after the benefits were pushed up because they were trying to get pregnant. The findings mean that Gordon Brown's benefit reforms now stand alongside immigration as the main reason why the number of babies born in Britain is going up. They also signal that...
  • Concern for the Male Population

    12/15/2008 11:54:16 AM PST · by Scythian · 29 replies · 960+ views
    (NaturalNews) Canada's national newspaper, The Globe and Mail, reports something is happening to men and boys which concerns scientists and researchers: fewer boys are being born than girls. How far-reaching is this problem? In a study by Dr. Devra Davis of the University of Pittsburgh, the combined figures for U.S. and Japan is a "staggering tally of 262,000 'missing boys' from 1970 to about 2000 because of a decline in the sex ratio at birth." Scientists are also puzzled why there is a lopsided ratio of girls to boys being born in the Canada's Aamjiwnaang First Nation. Interestingly enough, this...
  • Soldiers' return from Iraq sparks baby boom in US military town of Fort Bragg

    11/23/2008 11:14:43 PM PST · by Oakeshott · 10 replies · 873+ views
    Eight months later, in August, the heavily pregnant Rebekah began to notice that the military base at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, where her husband is based, and the neighbouring town of Fayetteville were overrun with new and expectant mothers. Nature had taken its course when the legendary 82nd Airborne Division began returning home from Iraq, along with special operations forces also based at Fort Bragg, and the result is a baby boom, which has left hospitals straining to cope not with combat casualties but bouncing newborn infants. Last weekend Rebekah Sandelin, 32, was one of 1,000 mothers from Fort Bragg...
  • Hispanics account for more than half of U.S. population growth

    10/25/2008 11:51:55 AM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 25 replies · 613+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Oct. 23, 2008, 9:46PM
    Hispanics account for more than half the U.S. population growth this decade, indicating a powerful new sign of their demographic clout, according to a Pew Hispanic Center report released Thursday. The Hispanic population also expanded dramatically in the 1990s, but in that decade its growth accounted for less than 40 percent of nation's total population increase. Hispanics now represent 50.5 percent of the U.S. population growth since 2000, although they were only 15 percent of the population in 2007. The Pew report also highlights a significant new driver of the population increases for the nation's largest minority: Unlike the 1990s...
  • Latinos driving growth in U.S.[Baby Boom]

    10/25/2008 6:27:09 AM PDT · by BGHater · 5 replies · 1,392+ views
    Daily News ^ | 23 Oct 2008 | Tony Castro
    In a historic change with political and cultural implications for the nation's largest minority group, a baby boom has helped Hispanics account for just over half of the overall population growth in the United States since 2000, according to a report released Thursday. Different from the past, the nation's Latino population growth in this decade has been more a product of birthrate than immigration, according to the report from the Pew Hispanic Center. Since 2000, the nation's Latino population has increased by 10.2 million - 6 million from births in the United States and 4.2 million from immigration. "What we...
  • Putting a Stop to Large Families

    09/19/2008 6:51:50 AM PDT · by Sopater · 68 replies · 250+ views
    Life Site News ^ | September 18, 2008 | Albert Mohler Jr.
    These days, the issue of family size can be controversial - just ask any couple with several children. Large families are often seen as oddities and treated as an imposition. Why would anyone willingly have so many kids? Don't they know about birth control? Few comments reveal as much about our times as these. Those with even the slightest historical awareness would know that large families were the norm throughout human history, and for good reason. In the Bible, large families are seen as a sign of God's blessing and children are celebrated as God's gifts. Only with the development...
  • Vt., N.H. Birth Rate Lowest in the Nation

    09/07/2008 12:26:44 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 17 replies · 147+ views
    WCAX News ^ | Adam Sullivan
    The birthing center at Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital has seen an increased number of babies born this year. But that seems to be becoming more rare at hospitals across the Granite State. "I think we are bucking the trend by what we do offer as a small community hospital," says Arlene Patten, of Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital. According to the U.S. Census bureau, in 2006, New Hampshire had the lowest birth rate in the country with only 42 babies born per every 1,000 women. Vermont was not far behind at 42.2 babies. The national average is almost 55...
  • No Babies?

    09/06/2008 7:31:19 AM PDT · by RKBA Democrat · 19 replies · 201+ views
    NY Times Magazine ^ | June 28 2008 | RUSSELL SHORTO
    IT WAS A SPECTACULAR LATE-MAY AFTERNOON IN SOUTHERN ITALY,but the streets of Laviano — a gloriously situated hamlet ranged across a few folds in the mountains of the Campania region — were deserted. There were no day-trippers from Naples, no tourists to take in the views up the steep slopes, the olive trees on terraces, the ruins of the 11th-century fortress with wild poppies spotting its grassy flanks like flecks of blood. And there were no locals in sight either. The town has housing enough to support a population of 3,000, but fewer than 1,600 live here. SNIP The figure...
  • Britain now home to more pensioners than children for first time

    08/21/2008 9:35:58 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 8 replies · 194+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 8/22/2008 | Robert Winnett
    Britain is now home to more pensioners than children for the first time in the country's history, official population figures have disclosed There are 11.58 million pensioners - classed as men over 65 and women over 60 - compared to 11.52 million under-16s, according to the Office for National Statistics. In figures which illustrate how Britain's population is ageing rapidly, the ONS said that the number of people aged over 80 had almost doubled over the past three decades to 2.7 million. The over 80s are now the fastest growing age group as a result of medical advances and their...
  • More women are having fewer children, if at all

    08/20/2008 8:35:12 PM PDT · by Bushwacker777 · 76 replies · 191+ views
    MSNBC ^ | August 19, 2008 | AP
    "WASHINGTON - More women in their early 40s are childless, and those who are having children are having fewer than ever before, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. In the last 30 years, the number of women age 40 to 44 with no children has doubled, from 10 percent to 20 percent. And those who are mothers have an average of 1.9 children each, more than one child fewer than women of the same age in 1976.""
  • Hispanic births drive growth of U.S. population

    08/19/2008 7:10:12 PM PDT · by devane617 · 25 replies · 158+ views
    MiamiHerald ^ | 08/19/2008 | KAT GLASS
    WASHINGTON -- If it weren't for Hispanic births, the United States could be confronting long-term population declines similar to those in Germany, Japan and other industrialized countries. Hispanics are the only ethnic group now producing more than two children per family, according to a Census Bureau report released Monday. That's the number necessary to replace the mother and father and keep the population stable.
  • European Countries Try to Stimulate Higher Birth Rates

    08/14/2008 2:50:36 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 31 replies · 92+ views
    VOA News ^ | July.29,2008
    With just a few exceptions, birth rates across the European Union have been declining steadily for decades. Economists warn of the consequences - a dwindling workforce bankrolling a growing elderly population. But from Paris, Lisa Bryant reports for VOA that European governments are awakening to their reproduction problems - and scrambling to put pro-baby policies in place. French university professor Nathalie Martiniere gave birth to her son Francois six months ago, and has been on a combination of maternity leave and summer vacation ever since. In September, she will return to her job as university professor in the city of...