Category Archives: Demographics
Childbirth up, marriage in decline – how has woman’s lot improved in the Western world of liberated women?
Nine facts about marriage and childbirth in the United States Washington Post – EZRA KLEIN – Mar 25, 2013 2) We are very near the “tipping point” when most births will happen out of wedlock. “48 percent of all first … more
Almost half of the world’s food thrown away, report finds Guardian – REBECCA SMITHERS – Jan 10, 2013 [The UK’s Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE)] report, Global Food; Waste Not, Want Not, found that between 30% and 50% or 1.2-2bn … more
About That Overpopulation Problem Slate Magazine – JEFF WISE – Jan 9, 2013 Research suggests we may actually face a declining world population in the coming years.
China to soften its one-child policy slogans, but not the law itself Yahoo! News – ERIC PFEIFFER, The Sideshow – Mar 1, 2012 The Chinese government isn’t getting rid of its one-child policy currently in place. It’s just making it … more
World population hits 7 billion on Oct. 31, or thereabouts LA Times – KENNETH R. WEISS – Oct 31, 2011 Demographers at the United Nations Population Division set Oct. 31, 2011, as the “symbolic” date for hitting 7 billion, while … more