January 10, 2019

Fertility rate won't maintain population

Daily Mail, UK -Fertility rates for white women were down in every US state in 2017 - below the rate needed for the population to replace itself, a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveals.

However, among black and Hispanic women, fertility rates were up in 12 and 29 states, respectively.

When researchers looked at fertility rates for women of all age groups and races, they found that the nationwide rate was 16 percent lower than what is considered the level for a population to replace itself.


Bruce S said...

And if not having "enough healthy, young workers to keep the economy going" is not enough to worry about, robots will take our jobs: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/feb/01/robots-take-our-jobs-amazon-go-seattle

Anonymous said...

Lowering population is a benefit for the planet and her ecosystems. The biggest question is how to lower population without resorting to some horrible draconian methods that either outright kills people or harms them, or removes their consent. When viewed from that angle, lower then replacement birth rates seem the gentlest way to do it. Lowering population will require decentralization, which increases local control. I am hard pressed to find a downside to this.

Geoffrey Levens said...

Yes, pretty much a win all around if population gets smaller.