Without policies that take account of a growing population with few working-age people, DRC risks seeing an increase in poverty and hunger.
South Korea’s fertility rate fell below the level needed to sustain a population in the mid-1980s – and it never recovered. It is now below one child per woman during her reproductive years.
Eight countries are projected to be behind 50% of the growth in population over the next three decades. Five are in Africa.
More attention should be given to the oral health of women during the reproductive years, in particular those who have many children.
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.
Immigration has historically offset America’s low fertility rate, but the recent dramatic drop in immigration threatens that trend.
The Nigerian government must design more interventions to improve education, employment opportunities and the economy in order to control the country’s population growth.
Despite the hype about a “coronial” baby boom, the pandemic is likely to see many Australians delay or not have children at all.
High fertility is driven by a number of factors including desired family size, low levels of use of modern contraceptives, and high levels of adolescent childbearing.
The data suggest that boys experience as much disadvantage as girls.
One Nation leader Pauline Hanson said Australia is “the highest-growing country in the world”, with population growth “double than a lot of other countries”. Is that right?
By showing us a world from which mothers are largely absent, Mary Shelley reminds us that the genius of motherhood lies less in biological reproduction than in the capacity to love.
In a South Australian leaders’ debate, Jay Weatherill and Nick Xenophon disagreed over the extent to which young people are leaving the state in search of better opportunities. We asked the experts.
Australia will be left behind without adequate planning and preparation on fertility issues.
The latest statistics show Australia’s population growth in the last decade has been significantly higher than in other developed countries.
It’s not the first time Australia has grappled with concerns about affordable housing. History offers insights that can help inform contemporary debates and policies.
Contraception gives women the choice of how many children to have and when to have them. This empowers them - but millions of women in Kenya do not have this choice.