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?
Is immigration the fix for our old-age dependency ratio troubles? Or are there risks if we’re not careful?
Is the drop in fertility in the U.S. temporary, or permanent — and does it matter?
Your thoughts welcome.