All posts in: Demography

A Fertility Rebound

A researcher has found that fertility may go up again after countries reach a high level of development. The pattern has long been that fertility is declining pretty much everywhere, and in the developed world is has dropped below replacement levels ...

Socially malfunctioning Japan

The Washington Post reports on how little will there is to deal with the causes of Japan’s projected demographic collapse. The article notes that the country may lose 70% of its workforce by 2050, at the same time it is faced with supporting a ...

Shinking Japan

Columnist Fred Hiatt examines Japan’s demographic challenge — “sustained and inexorable population decline” — in the Washington Post. As a result of this decline, the country’s population is projected to drop from ...

Urbanization to 2015: interactive map

The BBC has created an interactive map of world urbanization from 1955 to 2015, including all megacities of 5 million or more. The 2005 map reveals that we are approaching the tipping point at which, for the first time ever, more people will live in ...

Russia tries to stop shrinking

Russia’s president Putin has announced plans to pay families monthly stipends if they have children, to counter one of the country’s most dire problems, population decline, now running at 700,000 people a year. As the Washington Post ...