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China’s Birth Rate Falls to Almost 60-Year Low

According to data compiled by the Chinese government and released by its National Bureau of Statistics on Friday, the birth rate in 2019 fell to a level not seen since 1961. That still worked out to 14.65 million babies, however, so the population now exceeds 1.4 billion and is still growing.


Births Plummet in San Francisco Bay Area

A new study suggests that the birth rate is collapsing in the San Francisco Bay Area, partly due to high housing prices, as women are delaying childbirth until they can afford living space in which to raise children.

Pregnant San Francisco (Chris Michaels / Flickr / CC / Cropped)

Low California Birthrate Endangers Welfare State

A new report in the Los Angeles Daily News details the many dangers that California’s record-low birthrate holds for a state where there is constant political pressure to expand welfare spending, and where the cost of living continues to outpace inflation.

California pregnant yoga ( / Flickr / CC / Cropped)

Millennials’s Birth Rate Dropping

A report from the Urban Institute has some disturbing implications for the future of the United States, asserting that birth rates among women 20 to 29 years old between 2007 and 2012 reached historic lows.

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Japan’s Demographic and Financial Implosion Accelerating

Despite the positives of cheaper oil, a weaker yen currency, and zero interest rates, Japan’s Nikkei 225 stock index plunged -3.02% in overnight trading. Over the last 25 years, Japan has become the world’s most indebted nation and its stock market has lost 70.4% of value as the nation is literally beginning to die out in a demographic implosion.

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