Births are falling. The population is aging. The work force of the world’s second-largest economy is shrinking. China’s latest once-a-decade census, which was conducted last…View More China’s Census Shows an Aging, Better-Educated Country
(Naysayers will observe that Nordic welfare wonderlands still sport uninspiring birthrates, to which I would reply that fulsome benefits for families are good regardless of…View More I Became a Mother at 25, and I’m Not Sorry I Didn’t Wait
Within the state, work-from-home and remote study options also redistributed Californians, shifting the population from the coasts to inland counties last year. One of those…View More A New Demographic Surprise for California: Population Loss
Motoko Rich contributed reporting. The Daily is made by Theo Balcomb, Lisa Tobin, Rachel Quester, Lynsea Garrison, Annie Brown, Clare Toeniskoetter, Paige Cowett, Michael Simon…View More A Shrinking Society in Japan
“It could be good news if women feel like they have more control over their fertility,” she said. “But it is not good news if…View More The U.S. Birthrate Has Dropped Again. The Pandemic May Be Accelerating the Decline.
Older adults have outpaced growth in children or working-age adults to become the state’s fastest-growing age group. The state projects that by 2030, more than…View More Census Shows California’s Boom is Gone (and Why It’s Not Surprising)
The declining American birthrate is a frequent preoccupation of this column, and over the years that I’ve been writing about the problem it’s only gotten…View More How Does a Baby Bust End?
The Covid-19 pandemic has thrown the country into an economic recession and an unprecedented restructuring of our work and social lives. Early on, some likened…View More We Expect 300,000 Fewer Births Than Usual This Year
But there are two reasons for conservatives who supported the Gingrich-era reforms to give Romney’s plan a hearing. First, some of his plan’s incentives clearly…View More Why the U.S. Needs the Romney Family Plan
This spring, as countries around the world told people to stay home to slow the spread of the coronavirus, doctors in neonatal intensive care units…View More During Coronavirus Lockdowns, Some Doctors Wondered: Where Are the Preemies?