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decline of west
2015-04-28 08:11:24

The “decline of the West” due to ageing population is an exaggerated fear, new research from the University of Oxford suggests. The paper argues that some countries in Western Europe together with the USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand now have birth rates that are relatively close to replacement and that developed countries are well placed to deal with ageing populations.

recession equals less babies
2014-09-30 03:00:56

While it is largely understood that birth rates plummet when unemployment rates soar, the long-term effects have never been clear.

2014-05-29 08:30:45

WASHINGTON, May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Teen birth rates declined 10% in 2013 and have declined fully 57% since peaking in 1991, according to

2014-04-29 12:34:20

WASHINGTON, April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Teen childbearing in Pennsylvania cost taxpayers at least $409 million in 2010, according to an updated analysis from The National Campaign

2014-04-29 12:34:19

WASHINGTON, April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Teen childbearing in Mississippi cost taxpayers at least $137 million in 2010, according to an updated analysis from The National Campaign

2014-04-29 12:34:17

WASHINGTON, April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Teen childbearing in Texas cost taxpayers at least $1.1 billion in 2010, according to an updated analysis from The National Campaign to

2014-04-29 12:34:16

WASHINGTON, April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Teen childbearing in Illinois cost taxpayers at least $434 million in 2010, according to an updated analysis from The National Campaign

2014-04-29 12:34:10

WASHINGTON, April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Teen childbearing in Florida cost taxpayers at least $443 million in 2010, according to an updated analysis from The National Campaign to

2014-04-29 12:34:05

WASHINGTON, April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Teen childbearing in California cost taxpayers at least $956 million in 2010, according to an updated analysis from The National Campaign

2013-10-30 14:00:27

Maternal ethnicity is a significant determinant of successful outcomes after fertility treatment.


Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.