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  • Will Germany Still Belong To Germans In The Near-Future?

    03/27/2018 5:39:33 AM PDT · by blam · 12 replies
    Free Real Time ^ | 3-27-3018
    The speed with which the German population is shrinking seems to be even too much for the statisticians of Destatis, the official German bureau of statistics, who posit that by 2060, with a zero level of net immigration, the German population will have declined to 60.2 million. However, our research team has found out that this number is far too optimistic: in 40 years Germany will have a population of 52.6 million people, a considerable 34% drop from the current 81 million inhabitants, and by the end of the century the native German population, the indigenous people without a migration...
  • In 24 States, 50% Or More Of Babies Born On Medicaid; New Mexico Leads Nation With 72%

    03/24/2017 7:40:34 PM PDT · by blam · 55 replies
    CNS ews ^ | 3-24-2017 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    (CNSNews.com) - In 24 of the nation’s 50 states at least half of the babies born during the latest year on record had their births paid for by Medicaid, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. New Mexico led all states with 72 percent of the babies born there in 2015 having their births covered by Medicaid. Arkansas ranked second with 67 percent; Louisiana ranked third with 65 percent; and three states—Mississippi, Nevada and Wisconsin—tied for fourth place with 64 percent of babies born there covered by Medicaid. New Hampshire earned the distinction of having the smallest percentage of babies born...
  • Moscow's Baby Bust?

    09/23/2015 8:28:57 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 15 replies
    Foreign Affairs ^ | July 8, 2015 | Ilan Berman
    For decades, first the Soviet Union and then Russia languished under adverse population trends. Deaths far outpaced births, life expectancy was dismally low, and social ills, from alcoholism to unsafe abortion practices, were rampant. Over the past several years, however, this demographic picture has somewhat brightened. In 2012, live births outnumbered deaths for the first time since the collapse of the Soviet Union. That indicator has remained marginally positive, and others have also begun to improve. By 2013, Russia’s average life expectancy reached a historic high, at 71 years, and birthrates nearly matched European averages. These reversals have been modest,...
  • New Yorkers have stopped breeding

    04/27/2015 8:48:50 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 59 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 27, 2015 | Carl Campanile
    More New Yorkers are keeping their nests empty. The city’s birth rate is the lowest since 1936 — having steadily declined over the past decade, according to data obtained by The Post. “This is a very troubling trend,” said Conservative Party state chairman Mike Long. “The economy is hurting families and the development of families.” “If we don’t produce enough young people, society won’t be able to pay for Social Security and Medicaid,” he warned.
  • Pregnant women gain new options under health law (more Medicaid)

    05/10/2014 6:30:17 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 10, 2014 9:18 AM EDT | Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar
    The health care law has opened up an unusual opportunity for some mothers-to-be to save on medical bills for childbirth. Lower-income women who signed up for a private policy in the new insurance exchanges will have access to additional coverage from their state’s Medicaid program if they get pregnant. Some women could save hundreds of dollars on their share of hospital and doctor bills. Medicaid already pays for nearly half of U.S. births, but this would create a way for the safety-net program to supplement private insurance for many expectant mothers. Officials and advocates say the enhanced coverage will be...
  • When a horrific rape leads to an innocent life

    08/23/2012 10:48:10 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 13 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | August 22, 2012 | Tim Carney
    Republican Senate candidate Todd Akin thinks that, as a scientific matter, Jenni Maas shouldn't exist. Mitt Romney thinks that, as a legal matter, Jenni didn't have the same right to exist as the rest of us do. Many others seem to think her mother should be ashamed that Jenni exists at all. Jenni was conceived when her mother was raped by a boyfriend as a teenager. She is a human reminder of an uncomfortable truth denied and minimized by people on all sides of the abortion issue: Rape can result in pregnancy, which means it can create innocent babies. "A...
  • Does the GOP’s Demographic Death Spiral End in a Texas Graveyard?

    05/22/2012 7:44:16 AM PDT · by Paladins Prayer · 46 replies
    The New American ^ | 22 May 2012 | Selwyn Duke
    If Democratic voters were rapidly increasing in number and Republican voters rapidly decreasing, it should be pretty big news, shouldn’t it? Not when at issue is a third rail of American social commentary: race. Recently I wrote a piece on race and voting patterns, using as a lede the story about how white births now account for less than 50 percent of the U.S. total for the first time in history. And while most respondents agreed with my analysis, some reacted predictably: Uncomfortable even hearing about race and/or frightened by what lies ahead, they rationalized away obvious facts. And here...
  • Minority Births Are New Majority

    05/17/2012 5:53:01 AM PDT · by Dysart · 58 replies
    WSJ ^ | 5-17-12 | Conor Dougherty
    For the first time in U.S. history, whites of European ancestry account for less than half of newborn children, marking a demographic tipping point that is already changing the nation's politics, economy and workforce. Among the roughly four million children born in the U.S. between July 2010 and July 2011, 50.4% belonged to a racial or ethnic group that in previous generations would have classified them as minorities, up from 48.6% in the same period two years earlier, the Census Bureau said Thursday. That was the first 12-month stretch in which non-Hispanic white children accounted for less than half the...
  • For Women Under 30, Most Births Occur Outside Marriage

    02/20/2012 8:04:28 AM PST · by bigbob · 49 replies · 1+ views
    NYT ^ | 2-17-12 | JASON DePARLE and SABRINA TAVERNISE
    It used to be called illegitimacy. Now it is the new normal. After steadily rising for five decades, the share of children born to unmarried women has crossed a threshold: more than half of births to American women under 30 occur outside marriage. Once largely limited to poor women and minorities, motherhood without marriage has settled deeply into middle America. The fastest growth in the last two decades has occurred among white women in their 20s who have some college education but no four-year degree, according to Child Trends, a Washington research group that analyzed government data. Among mothers of...
  • W.Va. Sees Spike in Number of Pregnancy for Girls 15-17

    11/18/2011 5:33:40 AM PST · by Morgana · 33 replies · 2+ views
    MILTON WVA---The Centers for Disease Control has released some startling statistics about teen pregnancy in West Virginia. The number of 15 to 17 year old girls giving birth in the state is up 17 percent. West Virginia is the only state with that kind of spike. Teen mother Julie Akers is raising two children. She was a sophomore in high school when she first got pregnant. She says it wasn't easy to grow up fast and she wants other teens to know about the realities of being a young mom. "It was every day just getting up, making bottles, changing...
  • Declining Birthrates, Expanded Bureaucracy: Is U.S. Going European?

    09/16/2011 12:51:10 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Forbes ^ | 09/16/2011 | Joel Kotkin
    To President Barack Obama and many other Democrats, Europe continues to exercise something of a fatal attraction. The “European dream” embraced by these politicians — as well as by many pundits, academics and policy analysts — usually consists of an America governed by an expanded bureaucracy, connected by high-speed trains and following a tough green energy policy. One hopes that the current crisis gripping the E.U. will give even the most devoted Europhiles pause about the wisdom of such mimicry. Yet the deadliest European disease the U.S. must avoid is that of persistent demographic decline. The gravity of Europe’s demographic...
  • Big push for home births: Too many babies are being born in hospital, say doctors

    07/14/2011 8:47:22 PM PDT · by Nachum · 47 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/14/11 | Sophie Borland
    Women should no longer assume they will give birth in hospital with a doctor on hand. In a watershed moment, leading medical experts declared that mothers should be given more opportunity to have babies at home because a maternity ward is not necessarily the 'safer option'. A report by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists suggests that as many as a third of all women should give birth 'without a doctor going anywhere near them'. It calls for a radical shake-up in the NHS which could lead to thousands more women having babies at home, as was the case
  • Hispanic births overtake immigration in U.S. (Pew Hispanic Center survey)

    07/14/2011 2:40:28 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 7/14/11 | Tim Gaynor - Reuters
    PHOENIX (Reuters) - For the first time births have overtaken immigration as the main driver of dynamic growth in the U.S. Hispanic population, according to a new study released on Thursday The Pew Hispanic Center survey found the new trend especially evident among Mexican-Americans, who account for almost two thirds of the U.S. Latino population. The study, which drew on U.S. Census Bureau data and other government sources, noted the Mexican-American population grew by 7.2 million as a result of births in the decade to 2010, while new immigrants added 4.2 million people. ... The study found growth in the...
  • Utah Births Appear To Dip For Second Consecutive Year

    01/24/2011 6:39:20 PM PST · by Colofornian · 19 replies
    Mid Utah Radio.com ^ | Jan. 24, 2011 | Brad James
    (SALT LAKE CITY)-The Salt Lake Tribune reports early indications show the number of babies born in Utah dropped for the second consecutive year in 2010. Jim Bradshaw, the director of planning information for Intermountain Healthcare, which delivers 55 percent of the state’s babies, blamed the economy as the impetus for reduced numbers. From 2009-2010, births at hospitals owned by IHC, MountainStar Hospitals and the University of Utah Health Care and Health Sciences dropped by 2.5 percent, or a little more than 1,000 births. Collectively, these hospitals combined for almost 43,000 births, well below the state average of 55,000. The state’s...
  • Revealed: The UK maternity units in which only 1 in 10 mothers is of white British origin

    08/08/2010 2:08:35 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 28 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | August 8, 2010 | Jack Doyle
    New statistics taken from NHS records of women who have just given birth show that white Britons now account for an average of just six in ten of those receiving maternity care. They also reveal the startling changes that a decade of record migration is having on different parts of the country. In some inner city areas the proportion of white British mothers slumps to fewer than one in ten. But the impact on parts of Middle England is even more staggering. NHS trusts which cover parts of the home counties - such as St Albans - report less than...
  • 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...
  • Minority births on track to outnumber white births

    03/10/2010 7:17:13 AM PST · by Ronbo1948 · 161 replies · 2,939+ views
    The Associated Press (AP) ^ | March 10, 2010 | HOPE YEN
    <p>Minorities make up nearly half the children born in the U.S., part of a historic trend in which minorities are expected to become the U.S. majority over the next 40 years.</p> <p>In fact, demographers say this year could be the "tipping point" when the number of babies born to minorities outnumbers that of babies born to whites.</p>
  • Parents Choosing More Unusual Baby Names Now

    02/26/2010 8:03:58 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 201 replies · 2,992+ views
    Live Science ^ | February 24, 2010 | Jeanna Bryner
    Celebrities aren't the only ones giving their babies unusual names. Compared with decades ago, parents are choosing less common names for kids, which could suggest an emphasis on uniqueness and individualism, according to new research.
  • Obama baby boom: Predicted surge in births goes bust

    08/11/2009 7:09:44 AM PDT · by tlb · 19 replies · 819+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | August 11, 2009 | Erika Slife
    On Nov. 4, the hope and happiness seemed boundless for supporters of President-elect Barack Obama, leading some to speculate, with a wink and a nod, that in nine months there would be a virtual Obama baby boom -- a celebratory uptick in the national birthrate. But now, 40 weeks later -- the average human gestation period -- MSNBC is reporting the prediction has largely been nothing more than, well, false hope. In Chicago, ground zero for Obama's election celebration, area hospitals confirm that they have not seen a noticeable surge in births. "Research evidence gives scant support for a one-day...
  • Birth Rate Is Said to Fall as a Result of Recession (Illegal Aliens Leaving?)

    08/06/2009 6:04:21 PM PDT · by GOPGuide · 4 replies · 970+ views
    New York Times ^ | August 6, 2009 | SAM ROBERTS
    snip Americans are having fewer babies snip “It’s the recession,” said Andrew Hacker, a sociologist at Queens College of the City University of New York. “Children are the most expensive item in every family’s budget, especially given all the gear kids expect today. So it’s a good place to cut back when you’re uncertain about the future.” In 2007, the number of births in the United States broke a 50-year-old record high, set during the baby boom. But last year, births began to decline nationwide, by nearly 2 percent, according to provisional figures released last week. Those figures from the...