Women have many more work and educational choices than previous generations, which affect their decisions about having children.
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Economic opportunities, social norms and expanding education and employment options for many women help explain why U.S. fertility has slowed in the late 20th and early 21st centuries.
Reports of an American “baby bust” may be premature. But the drop in immigration puts the nation’s demographic future at risk.
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Immigration has historically offset America’s low fertility rate, but the recent dramatic drop in immigration threatens that trend.
China will now allow couples to have up to three children – but what is stopping families from welcoming this new policy?
Children playing in a village in Ondo state in Nigeria.
Large numbers of young people can represent great economic potential. But this only works if Nigeria can invest in their health and education and new economic opportunities.
Many American women are having children later in life.
The number of births in the United States have been falling for the last three decades, reaching their lowest number in 32 years.
A little bit of statistics can explain the great mystery of why only girls are being born in Miejsce Odrzanskie.
The UK is facing a population crisis with birth rates at an all-time low.
In 2018, the national birth rate hit a 32-year low.
The number of births in the US is down 2% – to what the CDC calls ‘the lowest number of births in 32 years.’ This drop brings the US more in line with its peers.
Lots of positive pregnancy tests this time of year.
Did you ever consider that human beings might have a breeding season? Birth seasonality exists – and has interesting implications for childhood disease outbreaks.
Journalist Mehdi Hasan responds to a question from a Q&A audience member.
Do Muslim couples in Australia have ‘on average 4.5 children’ while other couples have ‘1.5 children’? Could Australia have a ‘Muslim majority’ in ‘a couple’ of generations? Let’s check the evidence.
Many couples undergo multiple rounds of IVF. Our new stats on the chances of a successful pregnancy reflect that.
Women will now be better informed when it comes to deciding whether it’s worth undergoing another round of IVF.
Legislating for commercial surrogacy would enable Australia to overcome concerns about poorly regulated clinics overseas, such as this one in Thailand.
Often emphasised in discussions about children’s best interests is the idea that certain ways of having and raising children are “natural”. For example, this word appears frequently in reference to how…