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Topics: Baby Bust

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The Japanese Pregnancy Rotation System



For working women in Western societies, sometimes getting ahead means you may have to put off having the baby that you wanted to have for a few years. But in countries like Japan, where population shrinkage has created labor shortages, it is an unwritten rule in jobs which predominantly employ young women that they ought to take turns when conceiving, creating what some have called a de facto “pregnancy rota.” A recent story from Agence …

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Why Normal People Should Care About “Baby Busts”



  Long, long ago, when Anne’s parents were in college (sorry, mom and dad), demographers made an observation: they saw that for most of human history, even though couples were having far more than two children, mortality was also very high. The result was that populations either stayed the same or grew very slowly. Then, with the advent of modern medicine, our life expectancy doubled, and then doubled again. And, not unexpectedly, our population doubled, …

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Iran’s Islamicists Orchestrate a Baby Bust: Who Would Have Imagined?



For those who still imagine the world is overpopulated, comes a sobering story out of the Islamic Republic of Iran

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