CounterTrends in Demography

A society’s women must bear an average of about 2.1 children per lifetime to achieve population stability.  Nearly all the world’s developed regions are reporting fewer births (U.S. Census Bureau).  In addition to the U.S. Germany, and Japan, nearly all of East Asia are showing sub-replacement fertility rates.

(Source: The Futurist, Jan-Feb 2004)


Ira S Wolfe