When it comes to the effects of low fertility, it’s a litany of “we don’t know”s.
A monthly child benefit has interest from the Left and the Right. But it won’t be a game-changer for birthrates.
It’s not just Finland. Norway’s fertility rate is also down. Why?
“Provide generous social welfare benefits and promote equality for women” does not (any longer) seem to be working as a recipe for replacement-level fertility in Finland. Why not?
The US fertility rate is continuing to drop. Should we try to change this?
Is it a good thing, or a problem, or just a thing-that-will-be, that the world’s population will shrink, assuming that does come to pass?