fertility

The male pill is coming. It will change everything.

Summary: Scientists soon will start another round in the revolutions shaking society by producing a male contraceptive pill. The effects could be wonderful, improving family planning and helping reduce pollution and minimize climate change. Prepare for the next drop in fertility The average number of births per woman based on age-specific fertility rates. “A variety …

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A rocky road lies ahead to a far smaller world population.

Summary: We’re on our way to a far better world, one with a much smaller population. The world’s population will increase during the next 4 decades, and then begin a long steep drop. East Asia leads the way with its collapsing levels of fertility (Japan’s population has already rolled over), and the rest of the …

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To fight the population crash, do it in Denmark!

Summary: After decades of hysteria about overpopulation, people slowly realize that fertility has crashed far below replacement level in the developed world (and falling fast in most emerging nations). Japan’s leading the way to a world with a far lower population, and warning that the transition to this better world might be painful. But the …

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Must our population grow to ensure prosperity? No!

Summary: Economists are often criticized for excessive focus on monetary measures for a nation’s prosperity, and too narrow and backwards-looking vision of trends in society. Today we look at example of both: recommendations that Japan increase immigration. These matters affect not just Japan, but much of the world. Now everything’s a little upside down, as …

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