On this episode of Banter we discuss why the panic over a “population bomb” is so misguided, what’s causing declining fertility rates across the world, and what these shifting demographics will likely mean for the United States and the world.
China’s working age population is declining and soon it will be grayer than ours with serious implications for China’s slowing economy. Throughout the decades, AEI’s Nicholas Eberstadt has analyzed this growing issue.
This week on Banter, Henry Wendt Chair in Political Economy Nicholas Eberstadt joins the show to discuss his new report, “China’s demographic outlook to 2040 and its implications: An overview.”
China’s population is on track to peak in the coming decade and to decline at an accelerating tempo thereafter.
Thanos’ plan to wipe out half the universe is based in the real-world economics of Thomas Robert Malthus. So why are they wrong?
The earth’s population will continue to increase over the next few decades, but we know what that entails. More worrying is the specter of population decline.
The future economic and social consequences of the one-child policy are baked into the cake. The Chinese Communist Party made a big mistake and there are no easy fixes to decades of birth restrictions.
The papers collected in this volume cover a wide variety of topics, including population growth, world hunger, international aid programs, and North Korea.
Beijing signaled that it would be abandoning the One-Child Policy it had promulgated in the very early 1980s, and would now be moving to allow all parents in China to have two children. Suffice it thus to say that all the particulars of this new Two-Child Policy still remain to be seen.
Beijing announced Thursday that the Chinese Communist Party will officially abandon its one-child policy. Yet it has no plans to relinquish authority over its subjects’ birth patterns; rather, Beijing has simply changed the ration. Now two children per family will be permitted.