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2013-05-09 23:49:43

Fertility Centers of Illinois discusses the changing face of modern motherhood this Mother´s Day Chicago, IL (PRWEB) May 08, 2013 On Mother´s Day, over 85 million women will celebrate their role as a loving parent to their child. But becoming a mother now isn´t what it used to be. Today´s women face different challenges and opportunities on the path to parenthood. “Motherhood is an exciting step,” explains Dr. Angie Beltsos of Fertility Centers of Illinois....

Economic Factors Have Greatest Impact On Fertility Rates
2013-05-01 08:56:09

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Economic factors, rather than medical or cultural influences, will have the greatest impact on global population levels over the next decade, according to a recent University of Missouri College of Arts and Science (COAS) study. According to United Nations figures, the Earth´s population could exceed 8 billion people by the year 2023 if current trends continue. But improvements in economic development, such as higher...

Natural Selection Keeps Up As People Live Longer And Reproduce Less
2013-04-25 15:59:54

Cell Press In many places around the world, people are living longer and are having fewer children. But that's not all. A study of people living in rural Gambia, published in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on April 25, shows that this modern-day "demographic transition" may lead women to be taller and slimmer, too. "This is a reminder that declines in mortality rates do not necessarily mean that evolution stops, but that it changes," says Ian Rickard of Durham University in the...

Global Population To Stabilize By 2050
2013-04-05 10:34:58

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The population of our planet will stabilize around the middle of the next century, according to a research team led by the Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM). Global population data from 1900 to 2010 enabled the team to make the prediction using a model normally used by physicists. Their results, published in the journal Simulation, coincide with the United Nation's (UN) downward forecasts. The UN estimates that the global...

2012-10-03 10:35:37

Children in smaller families are only slightly more likely to survive childhood in high mortality environments, according to a new study of mothers and children in sub-Saharan Africa seeking to understand why women, even in the highest fertility populations in world, rarely give birth to more than eight children. The study by Dr David Lawson and Dr Alex Alvergne from UCL Anthropology, and Dr Mhairi Gibson from the University of Bristol, challenges the popular theory proposed by...

2012-08-21 00:59:09

A new statistical model predicts that by 2100 the number of people older than 85 worldwide will increase more than previously estimated, and there will be fewer working-age adults to support them than previously expected. The findings, reported by researchers at the University of Washington and the United Nations, suggest an even greater decrease in the coming decades in support for social security programs for elderly adults. Lead author Adrian Raftery, UW professor of statistics and...

2012-05-01 21:26:28

A national study suggests that a significantly greater number of highly educated women in their late 30s and 40s are deciding to have children - a dramatic turnaround from recent history. Among college-educated women, childlessness peaked in the late 1990s, when about 30 percent had no children, according to the new analysis of U.S. data. But childlessness declined about 5 percentage points between 1998 and 2008. “We may be seeing the beginning of a new trend,” said Bruce...


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