Demography Is Destiny
The perils of population loss.
Jonathan V. Last
April 23, 2012, Vol. 17, No. 30
The world is heading for demographic catastrophe. Fertility rates have been falling across the globe for 40 years, to the point where, today, Israel is the only First World country where women have enough babies to sustain their population. The developing world is heading in the same direction, fast. Only 3 percent of the world’s population live in a country where the fertility rate is not dropping.