America’s birthrate is declining rapidly. A distinguished social scientist joins us to discuss why that’s happening, whether it can be reversed, and, if it can’t, how America can cope with it.
There is no demographic time bomb.
What a rational optimist writing in the 1980s thought the Jewish world could look like in the year 2200.
Now home to the majority of the world’s Jews, Israel has responsibilities for the future of the Jewish people as a whole.
What if its rising Jewish birthrate—a wholly welcome but recent development—goes into decline?
Raising birthrates requires a commitment to values greater than individual self-interest.
Why do so many young, middle-class Iranians decline to reproduce? “When we go to bed,” says one, “we don’t even know what will happen when. . .