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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...

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2010-04-07 06:10:00

Updated government figures show that U.S. birth rates for women in their 20s and 30s fell in 2008, most likely due to the recession. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a new report on births Tuesday, based on a review of over 99 percent of birth certificates for 2008.  Overall, about 4.2 million babies were born that year, which is a 2 percent drop from the previous year.  It is the first annual decline in births since the start of the decade. Experts say the...

2010-03-24 16:43:24

DURHAM, N.C. "“ People in developed nations are living in good health as much as a decade longer than their parents did, not because aging has been slowed or reversed, but because they are staying healthy to a more advanced age. "We're living longer because people are reaching old age in better health," said demographer James Vaupel, author of a review article appearing in the March 25 edition of Nature. But once it starts, the process of aging itself -- including dementia and heart...

2009-10-05 06:06:00

LONDON, October 5 /PRNewswire/ -- - Survey From The IT Job Board Highlights That Offshoring is one of the Factors That Will Have an Impact on Brain Drain More than three quarters (76 percent) of techies believe the UK IT sector will suffer from brain drain, according to the latest piece of research[1] from The IT Job Board, http://www.theitjobboard.co.uk. When asked what factors would have an impact on the 'brain drain', 39 percent stated it would be down to offshoring, 28...

2009-09-21 10:53:27

The U.S. workforce is being hit with a brain drain of educated immigrants who are returning to their homelands, a scholar at Duke University said. For the first time in American history, we are experiencing the brain drain that other countries experienced, said Vivek Wadhwa, who is studying reverse immigration, USA Today reported Monday. Wadhwa said a survey of 1,203 immigrants who returned home to China and India revealed many did so due to increased career opportunities and improved...

2009-08-05 16:12:02

As wealth increases in developing nations, fertility declines until a high level of economic development is reached, U.S. researchers said Wednesday. The rise in an aging population globally accompanied with a drop in birth rates has lead to socioeconomic concerns on matters such as workforce maintenance, University of Pennsylvania researchers reported in Nature. The related rise and fall led leaders in developed and developing countries to express concerns that population decreases would...

2009-08-05 14:08:21

A team of researchers at the University of Pennsylvania and the Università Bocconi in Milan have released a study that challenges one of the most established and accepted standards in the social sciences: Human fertility levels tend to decline as countries advance towards high levels of social and economic development.The researchers question the conventional wisdom by documenting new findings, potentially relevant to discussions of economic and social policy, of a reversal...

2009-07-20 08:11:00

WASHINGTON, July 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The average age of the world's population is increasing at an unprecedented rate. The number of people worldwide 65 and older is estimated at 506 million as of midyear 2008; by 2040, that number will hit 1.3 billion. Thus, in just over 30 years, the proportion of older people will double from 7 percent to 14 percent of the total world population, according to a new report, An Aging World: 2008. (Logo:...

2009-06-29 09:31:00

BOSTON, June 29 /PRNewswire/ -- SRB Documentaries is pleased to announce the release of "Demographic Bomb: demography is destiny," the long-awaited sequel to 2008's "Demographic Winter: the decline of the human family." Barry McLerran, producer of both documentaries, observed, "Like 'Demographic Winter,' 'The Demographic Bomb' deals with rapidly falling birth rates and their consequences for humanity in the 21st century." Viewers of "Demographic Winter" heard from demographers,...


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