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China Stepping Up Measures to Boost the Birth Rate



https://www.pop.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/WB_çhina_2_Chld_082918.mp3 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 …

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Ten Great Reasons to Have Another Child



Share the PDF Version of Ten Great Reasons to Have Another Child here The Great Recession in 2008 sent American birth rates into sharp decline. The total number of births has dropped below 4 million and stayed there.  Now that economic growth is picking up again, birth rates should follow that same upward course, if history is any guide. The forces arrayed against such an American renaissance are powerful, however. The radical feminist and radical environmental …

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Hispanic Family Size in USA Shrinking



  From The Countries Hispanic Family Size in USA Shrinking While Hispanic immigrants are presently helping to bolster the U.S. birthrate, the long tradition of large Hispanic families may fast be becoming a thing of the past. Hispanic couples are starting to follow the lead of others in their new homeland and many now consider one or two children a completed family. As Hispanics become Americanized and are far away from home, the family, social …

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Controlling Women’s Desires in Kenya



The Kenyan government recently outlined a new brand of coercive population control. Unlike China’s policy which uses coercion to control the number of births, Kenya is trying to control population earlier in the reproductive process by changing women’s desires to have children. In the early 1980’s, the average woman in Kenya had 8 children. In the last 30 years, fertility rates fell by 44% to 4.5 children, but this fall has not been enough for …

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Demographics as the Grim Reaper



More and more countries are hearing the death knell of low birth rates. We live in an age unique in human history. Per capita incomes have never been higher, lifespans have never been longer, and people are better fed and educated than ever before. At the same time, birth rates have fallen to historically low levels. In fact, they have fallen to levels so low that they will extinguish whole populations unless something is done. …

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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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The Philippines Under Fire



”The Responsible Parenthood, Reproductive Health And Population And Development Act Of 2011”—a title which manages the remarkable feat of encapsulating three lies of the abortion/population control movement in the short span of a dozen words.

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Spain: Setting a Trap for Families



Spain is following Greece into the demographic twilight as birth rates fall. The leftist government of Jose Zapatero has burdened the country with excessive government spending even while tax revenues shrink and unemployment explodes. Vol. 12/No. 14 NAVARRE, SPAIN—Here in Spain, the government has tried to compensate for the lack of demographic growth by huge government subsidies borrowed from largely foreign lenders. Now the loans are coming due and the prospects for repaying them are …

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