Archiv: fertility rates

24.08.2019 - 11:53 [ ]

BYE BYE BABY: UK birth rates hit lowest level since World War Two as just 11 in every 1,000 women give birth last year


It is the third year in a row that the number of live births has dropped, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said.

The birth rate has hit a record low, decreasing from 11.6 to 11.1 live births per 1,000 people – the lowest since records began in 1938.

24.08.2019 - 11:50 [ ]

U.S. Fertility Falls to Lowest Rate Ever


But why should the number of children that parents choose to have be any business of the state’s minions? It was only a generation ago that overpopulation alarmist Paul Ehrlich was arguing that a tax penalty of $600 per child should be imposed on families. (This was in 1968, when the U.S. median income stood at $7,700 per household.)

24.08.2019 - 11:41 [ ]

Falling total fertility rate should be welcomed, population expert says


Having fewer children is also undoubtedly positive from an environmental point of view; recent research has found that having one fewer child reduces a parent’s carbon footprint by 58 tonnes of CO2 a year.