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Fertility in the U.S.

This article points out some interesting trends in fertility patterns in the U.S., namely the rise in fertility among well-educated and older women. Though the Great Recession caused the fertility rate to drop, it appears that the financially stable are unaffected.



Last night one of my favorite online inspirational people Mandy Hale mentioned a new challenge called 40 days of surrender. It is a follow up to her 40 days of feeling good(which I obviously missed). 382 more words


Tongue Tied

In the United States, this Memorial Day weekend will be devoted to backyard barbeques welcoming summer, and parades in remembrance of fallen soldiers. But in much of Europe and a few parts of Africa and the Caribbean, Monday will be a public holiday for a very different reason: These countries will be taking the day off for Pentecost, a Christian celebration with a history of observance nearly as rich as Christmas or Easter, but that today has faded to relative obscurity outside of the church itself. 860 more words


Cohabitation in the marriage trend

The other day I complained about the low value added from a commercial marriage soothsayer. Making predictions about marriage in the short run isn’t very important (because short-run change is modest), and in the long run is much more complicated than the simple models I used. 697 more words

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Restructuring Pakistan's Devolved Family Planning Services

This is not an article by Dr Jillani but Im including it here as it would have interested him

In 2014, Pakistan’s population was estimated at being over 188 million making it the world’s sixth most populous country. 2,905 more words


Demographic Intelligence, low bar edition

U.S. marriage rates are falling generally, so that’s the real news. And it’s important. In fact, one classic projection has the rate hitting zero at 2042. 797 more words

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OECD Family Database

Source: OECD

The database brings together information from various national and international databases, both within the OECD (see related OECD databases) and external organisations. 70 more words