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Topics: aging population

Holland’s Tax Code Punishes Families, Stay-at-home Moms



The Netherlands often prides itself on equality and tolerance, yet, written into the Dutch tax code are profound inequalities that place significantly heavier tax burdens on families with a stay-at-home parent.

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China Stepping Up Measures to Boost the Birth Rate



Since the Chinese Party-State abandoned its one-child policy two years ago, birth rates across in China have remained stubbornly low. Communist Party officials are beginning to worry that, despite being allowed to have a second child, many couples are choosing not to. Perhaps that is why the two-child policy is being referred to as a “comprehensive two child policy” or a “full two children policy,” (“全面两孩”政策 / “全面二孩”政策). The implications are that couples are not …

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Islamic Terrorism and Fertility



Islamic terrorists have used roadside bombs, car bombs and plane bombs in their attacks on us. Might the Islamic “population bomb” be their next weapon of choice?

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From the Countries



An Aging Canada Statistics Canada recently released data showing Canada had the strongest employment growth of any of the GY-7 industrial countries between 2001 and 2006 with a rate of 1.7 percent, significantly above second-place Italy at 1.2 percent. As a result, the Canadian unemployment rate sits at 5.8 percent, the lowest level in modern times. But the bad news is that the Canadian work-force is quickly aging. The median age of-all Canadians has passed …

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Global Monitor



More Evidence of the Abortion-Breast Cancer Link The link between abortion and breast cancer has again been shown in a study by Patrick S. Carroll, M.A., with the results summarized in “Breast Cancer Epidemic: Modeling and Forecasts Based on Abortion and Other Risk Factors” published in the Fall 2007 issue of the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons. Carroll’s study used national cancer registration data for women with breast cancer in England and Wales, Scotland, …

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The Birth Dearth: Economic and Social Impact of Aging Societies



ROME, SEPT 30, 2007 (Zenit.org)— Decades of declining birthrates are causing a rapid aging of many nation’s populations. Romanian President Traian Basescu recently warned that his country’s population was declining and that more needs to be done to support women who have children, the Associated Press reported Sept. 18. “Romania urgently needs to revise its demographic policies,” he told participants at a conference on population and development in the city of Sibiu. The tuition has …

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From the Countries



China’s Graying Population Discussed China’s economy is not the only thing mushrooming. China is also facing an escalating aging population. And how they will deal with the problems of an aging, one-child population has begun to worry some in China. According to a leading gerontology scholar, one in every five old people in the world is Chinese. “By the middle of this century, China will reach the peak of its aging population of people aged …

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From the Countries: India’s Aged



Developed nations continue to be concerned over their aging populations. Now India has joined the ranks of those worrying about the increase in the grays as her numbers of elderly reaches a new high. According to a report published in India Today, one in every twelve Indians is now elderly. According to the report, there are now 8 million people over the age of 80, 29 million over 70, and 77 million over the age …

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