Episode 70

Declining Birth Rate 📉

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May 27th, 2021

36 mins 2 secs

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The U.S. Birth Rate has been steadily declining since 2008. It was predicted that the Pandemic would produce a "Baby Boom" because of everyone staying home (and presumably fucking), but the population decline continued. This trend is happening in most wealthy countries as well. Women are choosing to have children at a later age and sometimes not at all. Is the idea of the modern woman changing? Is this decline in population harmful for the future? We discuss the economic and societal impacts.

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https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/05/us/us-birthrate-falls-covid.html

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/04/podcasts/the-daily/us-census-birthrate-immigration.html

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/05/podcasts/the-daily/japan-birthrate-ageing-population.html