Baby Business
Replacement Fertility Declines Worldwide | YaleGlobal Online
Falling population, dropping support: A sharp drop in population is reported for Ukraine, and the United States is among the nations with low public spending for family benefits
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When Governments Pay People To Have Babies
It's a strategy some countries have adopted to boost falling fertility rates. Here's why it often fails.
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Achieving Replacement Level Fertility | World Resources Institute
The world’s population will rise from just over 7 billion in 2012 to nearly 9.6 billion by 2050. Most of the world’s regions have already achieved or are close to achieving replacement level fertility. “Replacement level fertility” is the total fertility rate—the average number of children born per woman—at which a population exactly replaces itself from one generation to the next, without migration. This rate is roughly 2.1 children per woman for most countries, although it may modestly vary with mortality rates.
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Is U.S. fertility at an all-time low? It depends
There are three common ways to measure fertility, and each tells a different story about when fertility bottomed out.
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Couples paying up to £60,000 to have babies through surrogate mothers
Natalie Smith, a trustee of the non-profit organisation Surrogacy UK, said the £60,000 figure was not typical - and may well involve payments beyond 'reasonable expenses'. (stock)
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The Baby Market Boom
Are billion-dollar baby brands truly serving parents — or just preying on them?
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Two High-Powered Working Women Revisit Baby Boom
Flashback Film Friends is a series in which a Jezebel staffer watches a movie she or he has seen a million times, with a staffer who has never seen it once. Then they discuss—just like friends.
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Fertility exploitation: The couples paying a high price for wanting a baby
Isabella Lafferty is a bright and articulate 37-year-old chartered accountant.
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The latest baby naming trend is heavenly…. Here are the current top 20 for boys and girls
STUCK what to call your new baby? Why not inspire them to be the perfect little cherub by jumping on the trend of angelic baby names. Increasing numbers of parents are opting for ethereal baby name…
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Walmart makes a bigger bet on its baby business following Babies R Us' demise
The retailer said more people have been searching for baby items on its website within the past year.
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Baby boom at Texas hospital: 48 babies born in 41 hours
Extra staff was called in; pizza ordered and even after 48 babies in a short span of time, the hospital says they are ready for more
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