Teen births are a myth. They are not a social phenomenon. They are just births to women in their teenage years.
A little Israel / Palestine demography
I pulled together a few charts for a presentation on demographic trends, including Israel / Palestine. It follows my post from 5 years ago, when I concluded that, "Israel’s trajectory is unsustainable in more ways than one." These use data from the UN, Israeli Central Bureau of Statistics, World Bank, and Israel Democracy Institute. 1.…
The median mother is 30, TV interview edition
When you look at what has happened since the recession in 2008, the decline in birth was pretty dramatic, but it was all among women under age 35.
The pandemic road, with data
Two year follow-up to a post on path dependence.
Ukraine’s refugee crisis is a demographic crisis, too
If one-half of the 2.2 million refugees are children, that's 1.1 million, which is 13% of the Ukraine's children. This is two weeks in, with no end in sight.
Comment on pandemic family plans
In light of disparate impacts of COVID-19 itself and the social and economic fallout of the pandemic, research should concentrate on widening inequalities in fertility and family well-being, and their relationship to health disparities.
Chasing Life podcast on making babies, or not
CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta has a podcast called Chasing Life about coming out of the pandemic. Associate producer Grace Walker interviewed me for an episode titled, "Let’s Talk About Making Babies (Or Deciding Not To)." In it reporter Chloe Melas starts with the story of a Black couple (two women, one of them trans) seeking…
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Hard times and falling fertility in the United States
The text and figures of this short paper are below, and it's also available as a PDF on SocArXiv, in more citable form. The Stata code and other materials are up as well, here. It's pretty drafty -- very happy to hear any feedback. Preamble: When Sabrina Tavernise, Claire Cain Miller, Quoctrung Bui and Robert…
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New paper: Baby Bust analysis of 124 counties in 2 states through February 2021
Births fell more in January/February in those counties with more COVID-19 cases, and those with more mobility limitation, through the end of last May.
The one-child policy was bad and so is “One Child Nation”
Nothing against watching it, but it's not good.