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2012-05-16 01:02:58

An increasing number of highly educated women are opting for families, according to a national study co-authored by a University at Buffalo economist. Qingyan Shang, an assistant professor at UB, says the study uncovers what may be the reversal of a trend by highly educated women. She says it is still too early to be certain, but the research clearly shows fertility rising for older, highly educated women since the 1990s. (Fertility is defined as the number of children a woman has had.)...

2012-01-31 02:00:00

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Jan. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Baby Bust in the United States is over, according to a report just released by Demographic Intelligence, the nation's premier provider of birth forecasts. In the wake of the Great Recession, the number of births in the United States fell more than 7 percent from 2007 to 2010. Now, the number of births in the United States is rising, according to the latest edition of The U.S. Fertility Forecast(TM) from Demographic Intelligence (DI)....

2011-10-03 15:47:53

Contrary to belief, older people in South Africa and Brazil become happier as they age. New research suggests that, with the right policies in place, a developing country can significantly improve the wellbeing of its older citizens. The average levels of wellbeing experienced by older people in South Africa and Brazil improved between 2002 and 2008, due to a combination of economic growth and enlightened social policies, according to a study from the New Dynamics of Ageing Programme, a...

2011-09-08 13:25:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Last night a GOP presidential debate was held at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and was the first debate for Texas Governor Rick Perry. Tonight, President Barack Obama will offer his jobs proposal to a Joint Session of Congress. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080930/FRCLOGO ) Family Research Council Action President Tony Perkins responded to the debate and tonight's presidential address with the following remarks:...

2011-07-22 12:22:00

LONDON, July 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- British population-control fanatics and radical environmentalists are once again showing their irrationality and true totalitarian colors by using the birth of a fourth child to English football star David Beckham and his wife to climb on their over-population soapboxes. Simon Ross, CEO of the Optimum Population Trust, calls the Beckham family "very bad role models." Ross insists, "There's no point in people trying to reduce their carbon...

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2011-04-20 07:50:00

According to new figures released this week, and based on data produced by the Office for National Statistics, more than 25 percent of British children 16 and under can expect to live to 100 years old. Just 30 years ago, more than a quarter of newborn boys were expected to die by their 65th birthday. Ministers said the rapid rise in longevity will have huge implications for public policy in a wide range of areas such as health and transportation, leaving taxpayers to pick up the tab on the...

2011-03-22 08:15:10

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ We've heard again and again about the obesity epidemic, but according to this analysis of trends over the last 40 years, life expectancy in Europe is on the rise, with people in Britain reaching an older age than those living in the U.S. These findings oppose the belief that the rising life expectancy trend in high income countries may be coming to an end in the face of health problems arising from obesity. Epidemiologist and population health expert Professor...

2011-01-13 12:43:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The data released from the 2010 Census reveal that our nation is on the path of unsustainable population growth. With more than 308 million people - an increase of 27 million over the 2000 Census - our swelling population, fueled by mass immigration, represents the single greatest threat to the environmental health of our nation. A new report by the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), Immigration, Population Growth, and...

2010-12-21 10:45:00

Total births and fertility rate also down ATLANTA, Dec. 21, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The birth rate for U.S. teens aged 15-19 years fell to a record low, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The 2009 birth rate of 39.1 births per 1,000 teens is down 6 percent from the 2008 rate of 42.5 births per 1,000. This is the lowest ever recorded in seven decades of tracking teenage childbearing. Birth rates for younger and older teens and for all...

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2010-09-13 06:05:00

A study suggests that the cost of old age on health services in industrialized nations may need to be re-measured. Researchers say that rising life expectancies and improved health has lead to the population aging slower. The scientists from the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) in Austria, Stony Brook University (SBU) and in the United States and the Vienna Institute of Demography found a new way of measuring aging, which is not reliant on fixed chronological...