2017 was a big year for fertility decline, at all but the highest ages, the economy is probably about to tank, and the U.S. fertility rate is still relatively high for our income level.
Is this a success story of working paper culture gone right -- driving attention to good work faster, and then also drawing the benefits of peer review through the traditional publication process?
I'm no Bible expert, and this could all be a total coincidence, but I think some real research on it might be pretty interesting.
When makes people trust statistical memes? I don't know of any research on this, but it looks like the recipe includes a combination of scientific-sounding specificity, good graphics, a source that looks credible, and - of course - a number that supports what people already believe (and want their Facebook friends to believe, too). If that's the…
I don't favor using delayed parenthood as an approach to poverty reduction. Here's some of the reasons why.
Yesterday I tweeted a figure of teen birth rate changes based on the fertility question in the American Community Survey. It showed Colorado with an above-average drop in teem births from 2008 to 2013, but not the biggest drop in the country. I have a better chart on this below. The reason for the attention…
Falling teen births are simply part of the historical trend on marriage: women's independence, educational investment, and delayed family formation.
Teen birth rates in the US -- and around the world -- are falling because women are postponing their births generally.
What is the relationship between the percentage of birthing teens who got married, and the percentage of marrying teens who gave birth?
The short answer is abstinence education doesn't work to promote abstinence or prevent pregnancies among young people. The long answer goes all the way down to Hell and back.