Migration has so far saved the United States from following the fate of Europe's aging societies. But a fall in net migration has already slowed U.S. population growth and could eventually lead to a negative trend. As other global measures to boost fertility rates have so far failed, migration had proven to be "effective in sustaining population numbers," the authors of the study write. … [Read more...] about Fertility rates around the world are declining. Trump supporters won’t like the solution.
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The one-child policy did have an effect on the demographics of China’s population. The most well-known is that many parents aborted their unborn babies when ultrasounds showed that the babies were girls because many parents wanted a boy who would take care of his parents when they got old, something that girls rarely did. The sex ratio peaked at 121/100 (121 boys for each 100 girls) in 2005, with recent estimates at 116/100, and as high as 140/100 in parts of rural central China. … [Read more...] about World View: China to End Two-Child Policy, but Considers a ‘Wacky’ Three-Child Policy
Results revealed that male fertility starts to waver in his mid- to late thirties, and the chances of a man between the ages of 40-42 conceiving a child with a woman under 30 was 46 percent lower than that of a man aged 30-35 with a female of the same age. The study is based on the results of an analysis of nearly 19,000 IVF cycles and was presented this week at a meeting of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology in Switzerland. … [Read more...] about IVF Pregnancy: Why A Man’s Age Is Also Important For In Vitro Fertilization Success
While China tries to alleviate its demographic crunch, the aging society means a pension shortfall. Contributions from Chinese workers no longer cover retiree benefits, forcing the state to plug that gap. That adds urgency to Beijing’s efforts to rein in burgeoning corporate debt, given the government will need to fund its own deficits. That may also partly explain why China is keen for foreigners to step up their participation, ever so gradually, in the country’s bond markets. China’s capital markets, as I have written, are small relative to, say, the U.S. when you consider the size of China’s overall economy. China will need to develop those, too. … [Read more...] about Chinese Media Foreshadows End of Family Planning Policies
Here’s what we can say in conclusion. Current rates of illegal immigration remain extremely low by historic stands. Both legal and undocumented immigrants are significantly less likely to commit most crimes than native-born citizens, making them a net benefit to public safety. The research shows that immigrants are not taking jobs away from U.S. natives, and their impact on wages appears to be small to nonexistent, particularly across the long term. … [Read more...] about Analysis: Research proves there is no ‘immigration crisis’